Yep, just the kind of stuff you want to read of you are not a good flier, or are too sick of the whole process already to even want to think about a new in-air complication.
United Flight 662 Denver to Washington, D.C. arrived thirteen minutes ahead of time, albeit with a military escort after an unidentified man began praying in the aisle and the pilot called an emergency. All the passengers were allowed to deplane, and the praying man was escorted off by police and EMS personnel, with no injuries to anyone in the incident.
I mean, I know that people pray all over the world, in whatever manner gets them through the day. Whatever was on your mind may surely have been serious enough to pray for, but damn, buddy...you know you can just pray the fuck silently to yourself until the fucking plane lands. Dipshit.
My other curiosity, what can they really charge this guy with? The usual charge is interfering with a flight crew, but if the plane landed thirteen minutes early, how much "interference" could there have been? Nobody went all Call of Duty and tackled the guy, so there must have been zero thought this guy was a threat. I'd say aggravated faith, second degree, but something tells me that'd get tossed on appeal. At least, anymore I hope it would.
I guess now there's a precedent, we should start a betting pool to see when a copycat incident goes down. Or, to play devil's advocate, no pun intended, what if this is a sign? Designate one passenger to pray in the aisle during the flight, and if all the flights wind up early (without the military escorts), then all the better. Maybe the height does improve the reception...
Some stories just seem destined to write themselves...police in Laurel, Maryland are looking for a duo that robbed Copy Catz, a local recording studio, right after laying down a track.
Either this is one of the dumbest crimes I have ever heard of, or this is the greatest attempt at gaining street cred ever. I mean, why get dangled off a balcony by a producer or whatever, when you can rob the place you are recording your first album at. Seriously, was this shit the lost original plot of CB4?
At the moment, the biggest clue the Laurel P.D. has is the recording, which department spokesman Pete Piringer said they hope to use for voice recognition purposes. Yeah, good luck with that. Can't wait to see this case profiled on Forensic Files...
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