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PEMBROKE PINES (CBSMiami) — A man apprehended for trespassing at a Broward airport is also facing a charge for spitting on one of the arresting officers.
Hollywood resident Carlos Steven Caicedo-Orejuela, 26, claims he has HIV, the agent of the currently incurable AIDS disease.
Pembroke Pines Police said Caicedo-Orejuela walked onto the runway at North Perry Airport, located along University Drive between Pines Blvd and Pembroke Rd, late Friday afternoon. When they approached him, he ran away.READ MORE: Miami-Dade Police Targeting Reckless, Aggressive & Distracted Drivers
Moments later he was in their custody.
While being handcuffed, “he claimed to be HIV positive and spit directly and intentionally on a police officer,” officials stated. The investigation revealed that he required medical evaluation, according to their report.
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Caicedo-Orejuela faces a count of battery on an officer as well as trespassing.