Monday, November 28, 2005

i'll tell YOU when i've had enough

have you ever read an article or seen a news clip and thought "this is my future"? i just did:

Airline Passenger Smokes, Urinates in Aisle

November 26, 2005 9:17 p.m. EST
Denise Royal - All Headline News Staff Writer

Charlotte, North Carolina (AHN) - Pilots diverted a United Airlines flight traveling from Orlando, Florida to Washington, D.C., after a passenger lit a cigarette and urinated in the aisle.

He’s been identified as Mark McGovern. A United Airlines spokeswoman says flight attendants noticed McGovern appeared drunk not long after the plane left Orlando.

She says McGovern later lit a cigarette and began to argue with a flight attendant who asked him to put it out. The spokeswoman says that, after the exchange, McGovern stood up and urinated in the plane's aisle.

The plane landed Friday night in Charlotte, North Carolina, after being diverted from its direct flight.

McGovern was taken into custody by federal authorities, Charlotte/Douglas International Airport director Jerry Orr says. Orr says it's infrequent that federal air marshals have to restrain and remove a passenger.

The 117 passengers on board were on the ground for only 23 minutes before the flight took off for Dulles Airport.

A customer service representative for United Airlines says the airline’s drinking policy does not have a set maximum for ordering alcohol while in the air, but if a passenger does become unruly the pilot will land the plane.

this would be the point in my life where i start seriously contemplating checking myself into a clinic (i take that back -- i've deliberated doing that seriously on several occasions). although i've already had comparable embarrassing drunken situations.

4 comments:

Satisfied '75 said...

rem's peter buck was involved in a very similar infraction about 5-6 years ago.

el Bow said...

embarassing is one thing. This is a whole different ball of stupid.

PusBoy said...

But, did he spell his name with pee?

Ian McGibboney said...

And did he say, "This one goes out to the one I love," before peeing on the aisle?