Flight Attendant Who Fled LAX Surrenders at JFK

Marsha Gay Reynolds is arrested in NYC
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 24, 2016 3:05 AM CDT
Updated Mar 24, 2016 4:45 AM CDT
Flight Attendant Who Fled LAX Surrenders
Some of what Reynolds allegedly left behind at LAX.   (Los Angeles Police Department)

A flight attendant who allegedly left her Gucci heels and nearly 70 pounds of cocaine behind when she fled LAX last week has surrendered at an airport on the other side of the country, authorities say. JetBlue flight attendant Marsha Gay Reynolds turned herself in at New York's JFK Airport on Wednesday evening and is expected to appear in federal court on Thursday, reports the New York Daily News. Authorities say that when Reynolds was selected for a random screening last Friday, she kicked off her shoes and bolted, leaving her drug-filled luggage behind as she ran down an up escalator and escaped the airport building.

Reynolds, a 31-year-old New York City resident, somehow managed to board one of her company's planes over the weekend to make it back to New York, sources tell the Los Angeles Times. Sources tell NBC News that she was able to fly on Saturday while authorities were still in the process of identifying her, even though the TSA had scanned her ID before she ran out of the airport. JetBlue says it's cooperating with authorities in their investigation. Reynolds has been charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and faces a minimum of 10 years in prison if convicted. (More LAX stories.)

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