Arizona Man Sues Airline After Spending 17 Days in Jail in Case of Mistaken Identity

September 27, 2022

An Arizona man spent 17 days in jail after being mistaken for a burglary suspect. Michael Lowe was walking through a Texas airport terminal waiting to board his flight when another passenger allegedly stole jewelry from a duty-free kiosk. According to a lawsuit, American Airlines only handed over Lowe's name when police asked for a list of passengers that may fit the suspect's description. That resulted in him spending 17 days in jail for a crime he did not commit. 

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