Richard Reid

Birthday
12, 1973
Birthplace
England
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
12, 1973 (age 46)
Birthplace
England

About

English criminal commonly known as the "Shoe Bomber" who was arrested for attempting to detonate a bomb on a flight from Paris to Miami in 2001. He was sentenced to three consecutive life sentences and 110 years without parole.

Before Fame

He dropped out of school at sixteen and began a life of petty crime.

Trivia

Though he initially claimed to have acted alone, it was later revealed that he had worked with co-conspirators named Saajid Badat and Nizar Trabelsi.

Family Life

His father was also a criminal who spent time in jail for vehicular theft.

Associated With

His act of attempted terrorism came just three months after the September 11th, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center were carried out by Mohamed Atta .