Redding Police Department said a man stole an airport baggage vehicle, drove it for a short distance and then got onto a privately owned jet.
It happened around 6:40 p.m. Wednesday at the Redding Airport. The man was identified as Anderson resident, Allen Ray Booth, 37.
Police said Booth was under the influence of alcohol and marijuana and it appears he was in a drug-induced delusional state.
According to police, Booth put on the pilot headset as if he was attempting to steal the aircraft. Police said he was making irrational statements about using the plane to rescue his kidnapped daughter.
Airport security reportedly confronted Booth in the jet, and were able to talk him off. When security tried to place him in custody, he reacted violently and was pepper sprayed. He then ran into the Jet Center bathroom, according to police.
Police said they arrived at the airport and took Booth into custody. He was booked into the Shasta County Jail for vehicle theft, attempted theft of an airplane and battery on a security guard.
Police added there was no indication this incident was related to any type of terrorist attack.