There must have been a full moon on Wednesday, because the crazies were out in full force at US airports. First there was the guy in Charlotte who decided to undress after finding out his flight to Jamaica was oversold (and based on his farmer’s tan I can certainly understand why he wanted to go to Jamaica so badly).
But perhaps the more “graphic” incident actually happened at Los Angeles International Airport Terminal 6, where a man was tased after a security breach.
Via NBC Los Angeles:
Airport police were notified by Transportation Security Administration officers that a man was not cooperating with security officials in the screening area at Terminal 6.
As police tried to help the TSA officers, the man refused to cooperate and pushed past an officer. They followed the man and detained him at Gate 66.
The man was identified as 21-year-old Christian James Heinz of Danville. He was booked for trespassing and resisting arrest, said airport police spokeswoman Alicia Hernandez.
The best part has to be that Verne Troyer, also known as “Mini Me” from the Austin Powers movie, captured the interaction on video (as an actor you’d think he would know how to hold a cellphone, but apparently not):
Because he was in a wheelchair he couldn’t easily go up the stairs, but someone else captured what happened there:
Details still aren’t totally clear as to what kind of a “breach” there was here. Did the guy run through the security checkpoint without being screened? Did he even have a ticket? If he made it through the checkpoint without being screened I’m surprised they didn’t have to shut down the terminal and screen everyone again.
Fortunately no one was injured, though I sure as heck would be pretty scared if I were one of the passengers watching police hold someone at gunpoint past security.