…Man Arrested After Allegedly Boarding Jackson Jet

  • E-Mail this Article
  • View Printable Article
  • Text size:

    • A
    • A
    • A

Adding to the already bizarre situation is the report of an intruder aboard the Jackson charter aircraft. A man who identified himself as a news and photo agency reporter was arrested after allegedly climbing aboard the jet while the pop star surrendered to authorities, police said. Lee Kevin Madden, 27, was arrested Nov. 20 after Jackson's security staff discovered him aboard the plane and held him for Santa Barbara police, authorities disclosed. Officials said Madden, of Los Angeles, had a video camera, digital camera, notepad and metal clipboard, and claimed to be a reporter with the Splash news and picture agency. The possibility of a connection between the alleged trespass and the videotapes was under investigation, but no connection had been made, Santa Barbara police Sgt. Dave Gonzalez told the Times. Madden was charged with misdemeanor trespassing and later released.