I was hitchhiking through California a little under two years ago when I was cited for "vagabonding" (ie sleeping in an abandoned freight wagon - there was no "no trespassing" sign or gate so how was I to know?). Being that I am not an American citizen and was just passing through on my way to Mexico, I never showed up for the court date.
Now, I have to fly to Canada via NYC and I´m a bit frightened that I might have a bench warrant for not having been able to make my court date (I wasn´t even in the country at the time of the hearing!) . Even though the citation is associated with a different passport number I´m fairly certain it would come up at customs - can they arrest me?