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Affectionate Plane Passenger Convicted
breitbart.com ^ | 05/03/07 | Unknown

Posted on 05/04/2007 7:51:59 AM PDT by Froufrou

A California man who prosecutors said got a little too friendly with his girlfriend during a flight was convicted Thursday of interfering with flight attendants and crew members.

Carl William Persing and his girlfriend were seen "embracing, kissing and acting in a manner that made other passengers uncomfortable" during the September flight from Los Angeles to Raleigh, according to a criminal complaint.

Persing twice threatened a flight attendant who told the couple to stop and refused to serve them alcohol, prosecutors said. The FBI met the couple when the plane landed in Raleigh.

Persing, 41, will probably serve jail time for the federal felony conviction, Assistant U.S. Attorney John Bowler said. He was convicted after a three-day trial in U.S. District Court in Wilmington.

Defense attorney Deb Newton said her client will appeal.

"He's devastated," Newton said, adding that he was defending his right to be left alone.

Charges against girlfriend Dawn Elizabeth Sewell, who was accused of assisting Persing, were dropped this week.


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1 posted on 05/04/2007 7:52:02 AM PDT by Froufrou
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To: pissant; RexBeach; Red Badger; Millee; presidio9; RockinRight; Hoodlum91; baker_girl; Shimmer128; ..

Mile high club membership revoked ping...


2 posted on 05/04/2007 7:53:21 AM PDT by Froufrou
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To: Froufrou

Well he didn’t join the mile high club- but he’s going to prison, so there may be another club he can join.


3 posted on 05/04/2007 7:53:49 AM PDT by CrazyJoeDivola
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To: Froufrou
Good. He threatened a flight attendant because she objected to his lechery.

I hope his time in the clink helps him reevaluate how he treats the "little people."

4 posted on 05/04/2007 7:56:11 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: Froufrou

While this guy sounds like a jackass, these laws are on the books to assist flight attendants in deterring terrorists, not to help mend hurt feelings caused by an idiot who had too much to drink. If there was any jail time involved, as someone else suggested, this guy will win his appeal.


5 posted on 05/04/2007 7:57:31 AM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: CrazyJoeDivola
Charges against girlfriend Dawn Elizabeth Sewell, who was accused of assisting Persing, were dropped this week.

Until we see a picture of the girl, it's going to be difficult to decide if he's guilty of any crime.

6 posted on 05/04/2007 7:57:47 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (When toilet paper is a luxury, you have achieved communism.)
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To: wideawake

He’s learned the hard way that flight crews aren’t little people.


7 posted on 05/04/2007 7:58:14 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: Froufrou

Fly the friendly skies and try the friendly thighs.


8 posted on 05/04/2007 7:58:53 AM PDT by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
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To: Froufrou
"He's devastated," Newton said, adding that he was defending his right to be left alone.

This must be one of the top 10 most stupid statements from an attorney.

9 posted on 05/04/2007 7:59:31 AM PDT by engrpat
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To: Froufrou
Carl William Persing and his girlfriend were seen "embracing, kissing and acting in a manner that made other passengers uncomfortable"

If this is the same case I heard of, then "acting in a manner that made other passengers uncomfortable" was a lot more than embracing and kissing. Another article described it as "His face was in her crotch, face down. She was giggling and obviously enjoying what was going on."

10 posted on 05/04/2007 7:59:45 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Parker v. DC: the best court decision of the year.)
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To: Froufrou

Hey, get a room, ya jerks!

11 posted on 05/04/2007 8:00:22 AM PDT by SirJohnBarleycorn
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To: wideawake

Should have taken a lesson from the queen of mean, Leona Helmsley!


12 posted on 05/04/2007 8:00:22 AM PDT by Froufrou
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To: Froufrou

All he had to say is that this is required by the Koran.


13 posted on 05/04/2007 8:01:55 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Froufrou

Another overreaction by the brownshirts at airports and on planes. This guy was obviously a jerk, but the fact is, these laws - designed to deter terrorists - are being used unfairly against ordinary citizens.


14 posted on 05/04/2007 8:03:05 AM PDT by oakcon (America wants you: Run Fred Run!)
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To: Don Corleone

Bwahahahahaha...poetic justice....


15 posted on 05/04/2007 8:03:59 AM PDT by Froufrou
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To: presidio9
Were the flying imams arrested by the FBI? This guy sounds like a real jerk, but the FBI must have realized that he was not a Muslim, so they’re going to send him to jail.

Great job FBI! Tell me again how long Zack Moosoui’s laptop sat in your offices while you went looking for a search warrant?

16 posted on 05/04/2007 8:04:21 AM PDT by ishabibble (ALL AMERICAN INFIDEL)
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To: oakcon

Well, okay, so it’s unlikely he was going to bob-for-apples-from her crotch and extract a bomb.


17 posted on 05/04/2007 8:05:34 AM PDT by Froufrou
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To: Moonman62

“He’s learned the hard way that flight crews aren’t little people.”

No, all of us passengers are, now. Actually it’s a good day when you get treated like “little people” while flying. It’s usually more akin to how you’d transport cattle.


18 posted on 05/04/2007 8:06:11 AM PDT by -YYZ-
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn

LOL!


19 posted on 05/04/2007 8:07:56 AM PDT by wastedyears (To a liberal, "feeling safe" is far more important than "being safe" Credit to TruthShallSetYouFree)
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To: Froufrou

They should have just poured cold water on the couple.


20 posted on 05/04/2007 8:08:28 AM PDT by Piquaboy (22 year veteran of the Army, Air Force and Navy, Pray for all our military .)
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To: Froufrou

Maybe they thought she was carrying a snuke?


21 posted on 05/04/2007 8:10:26 AM PDT by wastedyears (To a liberal, "feeling safe" is far more important than "being safe" Credit to TruthShallSetYouFree)
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To: Piquaboy

Did you know that is actually assault? A friend of mine threw her drink in the face of a guy who got ‘fresh’ and the rent-a-cop told us she assaulted him! True story!


22 posted on 05/04/2007 8:11:10 AM PDT by Froufrou
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To: Froufrou

“Say, is that a bag of pretzels in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me?”


23 posted on 05/04/2007 8:13:10 AM PDT by RexBeach (Americans never quit. -Douglas MacArthur)
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To: al baby; Allegra; Auntbee; BJClinton; Dashing Dasher; dfwddr; exile; feinswinesuksass; ...

Tard ping


24 posted on 05/04/2007 8:16:32 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: -YYZ-

True, but that’s due to the policies of the airlines. Flight crews are akin to police officers. It’s best to obey them. If you think they are wrong then write a letter after the flight.


25 posted on 05/04/2007 8:18:42 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: Froufrou
"Newton said, adding that he was defending his right to be left alone."

Not possible on a plane filled with people concerned for their own comfort and safety.

26 posted on 05/04/2007 8:19:49 AM PDT by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: Froufrou

Man ... it’s getting to where you can’t grope your girl in public anymore.


27 posted on 05/04/2007 8:22:47 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: taxcontrol

I think the guy is a cunning linguist, ya know?


28 posted on 05/04/2007 8:25:46 AM PDT by Froufrou
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To: river rat

“...he was defending his right to be left alone.”

What?!? I thought it was Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness. Am I reading the constitution wrong?

I guess he COULD have claimed the “pursuit of happiness” part...


29 posted on 05/04/2007 8:31:43 AM PDT by KingRonnie9
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To: Froufrou

ROTFLMAO


30 posted on 05/04/2007 8:38:36 AM PDT by afnamvet (It is what it is)
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To: engrpat

I agree. She sounds like an idiot. If he wants to be left alone he should charter his own plane. I do not want my children exposed to this couples groping in public.


31 posted on 05/04/2007 8:46:53 AM PDT by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: Froufrou
Grenede in vagina ping!
32 posted on 05/04/2007 8:49:21 AM PDT by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
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To: Froufrou
Affectionate?

This guy is a low life recreational drunk thug. Back to the trailer park for him!

33 posted on 05/04/2007 8:50:43 AM PDT by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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To: presidio9
While this guy sounds like a jackass, these laws are on the books to assist flight attendants in deterring terrorists, not to help mend hurt feelings caused by an idiot who had too much to drink. If there was any jail time involved, as someone else suggested, this guy will win his appeal.

I believe you're wrong on all counts.
Laws designed to assure the safety of passengers and that of the flight attendants were on the books long before 911.

A drunk can be obnoxious anywhere. Much more so among a captive audience at 36,000 feet.

34 posted on 05/04/2007 8:54:04 AM PDT by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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To: Publius6961

~snorrfle!~ “Trailer trash!”


35 posted on 05/04/2007 8:54:24 AM PDT by Froufrou
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To: ElkGroveDan

funny you mention that, I have been trying google news, google images, etc for that very reason. One shot of the guy had a lady next to him:

http://www.wwaytv3.com/node/1460

might this be her, or maybe his lawyer?


36 posted on 05/04/2007 9:01:00 AM PDT by isom35
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To: bk1000

I’ve been trying to figure out how to respond to this, but all I can come up with is a whimper instead of a bang...


37 posted on 05/04/2007 9:01:07 AM PDT by Froufrou
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To: Froufrou

Surely the pair could have waited for a more proper time and place. I don’t understand why charges against the woman were dropped.


38 posted on 05/04/2007 9:06:35 AM PDT by Jane Austen
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To: Jane Austen

Seriously, that’s a very good point. The article said she “assisted” him. Aiding and abetting is a very real crime.


39 posted on 05/04/2007 9:09:13 AM PDT by Froufrou
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To: Froufrou

LOL


40 posted on 05/04/2007 9:16:09 AM PDT by Jane Austen
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To: Froufrou

...Flight attendants need to add to their little speech at the start:...”and no in flight bonking allowed”


41 posted on 05/04/2007 9:49:24 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: isom35
http://www.wwaytv3.com/node/1460 might this be her, or maybe his lawyer?

...he's guilty.

42 posted on 05/04/2007 9:51:31 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (When toilet paper is a luxury, you have achieved communism.)
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To: ElkGroveDan

agreed, I think I would file her under “brutal”


43 posted on 05/04/2007 12:03:57 PM PDT by isom35
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To: Letaka

Letaka, maybe we’d better not fly together......


44 posted on 05/04/2007 4:34:18 PM PDT by Shimmer128 (My beloved is mine and I am his Song of Sol. 2:16)
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To: wideawake
I hope his time in the clink helps him reevaluate how he treats the "little people."

Eight other passengers on the flight testified in Persing's defense saying they felt the flight attendant was out of line.

Who might the "little people" be?

45 posted on 05/04/2007 4:47:49 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Shimmer128

If the guy wanted to be left alone I wonder why he was on the plane interrupting this lady. Also I’m a linguist and I don’t know what’s so funny about that.


46 posted on 05/04/2007 5:27:57 PM PDT by Letaka
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To: Shimmer128

If you fly first class and I fly in steerage things would be ok and you could send me a free drink back there with the rats.


47 posted on 05/04/2007 5:30:35 PM PDT by Letaka
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To: Letaka; Froufrou

Maybe you’re not cunning enough????
All I can say is I’m glad you love me and not Froufrou. She’s as funny as you are and I can’t compete. :D
ack!! (heeeheehee)


48 posted on 05/04/2007 10:48:09 PM PDT by Shimmer128 (My beloved is mine and I am his Song of Sol. 2:16)
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To: Letaka

We’d have to fly separately or they’d throw us off. (mid flight!)


49 posted on 05/04/2007 10:49:24 PM PDT by Shimmer128 (My beloved is mine and I am his Song of Sol. 2:16)
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To: Froufrou

Now here’s a good reason to get a seatbelt extender.


50 posted on 05/04/2007 10:50:27 PM PDT by Gene Eric
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