Authorities arrest man who claims he is Osama bin Laden


Thursday, November 1st 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


Authorities in Miami say they arrested a man earlier this week who claimed to be terrorist Osama bin Laden.

21-year-old Jose Ayala was taken into custody after deputies responded to a domestic violence call at a home. They say Ayala had been drinking and hit a parked car while trying to get away from officers.

Authorities say Ayala kept saying he was a terrorist and was going to get all the officers who arrested him. Ayala attends a flight school in Tulsa and takes courses in airplane maintenance.

Authorities say they forwarded his information to the FBI as a precaution.