Usually an unruly passenger on a commercial flight means a delay or maybe an emergency landing. However, when an out of pocket passenger started rambling about the plane crashing and tried to choke a woman out, he was promptly duct taped, bound and gagged by fellow passengers.
Yes, this really happened.
Reports the Daily Mail:
A drunken passenger on a New York-bound intercontinental flight was duct-taped to his seat by his fellow passengers after attacking one woman and screaming the plane was going to crash.
New York man Andy Ellwood posted the picture to his Tumblr along with an account of the incident.
‘(Passenger) drank all of his duty free liquor on the flight from Iceland to JFK yesterday,’ Ellwood wrote.
‘When he became unruly, (i.e. trying to choke the woman next to him and screaming the plane was going to crash), fellow passengers subdued him and tie him up for the rest of the flight. He was escorted off the flight by police when it landed.’
The man, whose name has not yet been released, was arrested upon landing at JFK.
The airline the incident occurred on was IcelandAir and a representative confirmed that a passenger was acting up but the they passed on commenting about the photo.
Will someone end up getting sued because they literally put this drunk asshat, who was taken to a local hospital (and wasn’t charged), in his place? Probably.
But the photo, see it in full on the next page, makes it totally worth it. You see the zip ties? These cats were on MacGyver sh-t for real.