Kristen Dedeaux deemed too drunk for Nashville International Airport

38-year-old Kristen Renee Dedeaux was observed slumped over in her wheelchair near Gate C 14 at Nashville International Airport around 6:15 p.m. on April 27th. Upon arrival, officers noticed her head was down, and she appeared to be sleeping. Officers then approached her and introduced themselves. As Dedeaux provided officers with her identification, she showed signs of impairment with a strong alcoholic odor on her person. She showed officers her boarding pass for a Spirit flight to Orlando, Florida, departing at 6:30 p.m. Dedeaux was unaware she was in the wrong terminal and would not make it onto her flight. Officers advised her that she would need to rebook and asked her if she could walk, which she said she could. However, when Dedeaux stood up to walk, she nearly fell over, and an officer had to catch her so she would not hit the ground. Dedeaux was deemed a danger to herself and others and then was taken into custody for public intoxication.

Fahd Opanuga attempts to pass through TSA with fake ID at Nashville International Airport

56-year-old Fahd Opanuga was taken into custody for criminal impersonation, theft of identity, and criminal simulation on April 18th at TSA checkpoint in Nashville International Airport. During a fraud investigation, airport police officers approached Opanuga and asked for his ID, which he voluntarily provided. Then, when officers ran his ID, it returned bearing the name “Hakeem Adewale Bashorun.” Officers discovered that Opanuga was not the person pictured when Bashorun’s information returned. Officers then located a credit card under Bashorun’s identity in his possession as well. Opanuga was then detained for the incident.

Kimberly Wormack deemed too drunk for Nashville International Airport

56-year-old Kimberly Wormack was jailed on February 16th after reports of a female passenger who was refused boarding at BNA due to being intoxicated. Officers found Ms. Wormack near gate C27 displaying obvious signs of intoxication. Officers ordered Kimberly to leave the airport and rest so she could fly back in the morning. Initially, Kimberly was cooperative, but she became belligerent and started to scream, stating that she wasn’t going to leave. Based on Kimberly’s escalating behavior along with her level of intoxication, officers concluded that she was a danger to herself, and she was placed under arrest.

Emily Pederson too drunk to fly at Nashville International Airport

25-year-old Emily Nicole Pederson was causing a disturbance at The Southern Steak and Oyster restaurant inside Nashville Airport on November 7th. Officers spoke with an employee of the restaurant who advised them that they wanted Pederson to pay her tab and leave due to her yelling at a bartender and annoying other customers. Pederson started crying after officers approached her to introduce themselves as she provided her identification. Officers noticed her to be visibly intoxicated and assisted her in gathering her belongings and rebooking her flight. Pederson was escorted to her gate after successfully rebooking and was advised by officers to stay there until her flight was boarding. Deputies spoke with Southwest representatives about ensuring Pederson could get home tonight, and they insisted they would try. The Southwest Representative called officers and told them Pederson had left the area and entered the Men’s restroom, making males uncomfortable. Officers located her, and she told them she was waiting for a friend to pick her up; when they asked her if she knew where she was, she insisted she was in Charlotte, NC. Pederson was deemed unable to take care of herself and was taken into custody for public intoxication.

Irelander helped himself to beers at a closed airport bar, fell asleep behind the bar — Patrick Cassidy

23-year-old Patrick Cassidy says he helped himself to “three or four glasses” of a draft beer at the Arrington Wine Bar inside the Nashville International Airport late Friday night. After consuming the alcohol, the Irelander propped up on the floor behind the bar and fell asleep, where officers found him during a routine concourse sweet at 2:30 a.m. According to his ticket, he had a flight scheduled late that same evening. He was given the option to leave the airport property and return a few hours before his flight. He agreed but was unable to tell officers where he wanted to go. He would only state that he wanted to go to Ireland. He was eventually taken into custody and charged with public intoxication. 

Kathleen Daschbach smashes vehicle through BNA security gate

34-year-old Kathleen Daschbach was jailed on April 20th after she drove drunk through the entry gate arm of the BNA employee lot in her black Suburban. Police responded to the parking lot, where they were told by on-site security that Daschbach smashed through the gate arm and was driving erratically around the parking lot. If that wasn’t enough, she came back and smashed through the entrance gate arm a second time. Security tried to stop her, but she drove around them. She was instructed verbally by an officer to exit her vehicle, but she refused and had to be physically removed. When backup arrived, Daschbach was leaning up against her suburban, urinating on herself.

She had to be helped to the curb so she could sit down without falling over. She smelled strongly of alcohol, police asked if she had been drinking, and she said that she refused to answer any questions or say anything. During the vehicle search, officers noticed her rear bumper hanging off. Police also saw an open container of Strawberry Daquiri ClubTails spilled on the passenger’s side floorboard. There were three grams of marijuana scattered on the passenger’s side floorboard, a pipe in the center console, and a grinder in the ashtray. Daschbach had the title of the vehicle from the original owner, but it was never registered under her name. She also did not have car insurance. Daschbach refused sobriety tests, blood tests, and breath tests when asked. She was placed under arrest and refused to answer any questions from police.

Drunk man charged after “cussing out a kid on the plane” — Thomas Hook arrested

Airport Police say k 28-year-old Tommy Hook was “cussing out a kid on the plane” according to gate agents at Nashville International Airport. Hook was initially calm with officers but would sneak in an occasional “asshole” remark to the Southwest manager via a quick yell. He was removed from the plane so it could take off without him. When he realized he would not make the flight to Chicago that day, he started screaming expletives across the airport and became aggressive. He was taken into custody, despite his resistance, and transported to jail.