Skip to comments.Retired Officer Subdues Unruly Plane Passengers
Posted on 06/05/2007 7:31:34 AM PDT by Starman417
(WBZ) BOSTON A former police officer is being called a hero after he helped subdue two unruly passengers on a plane over the weekend.
Retired police officer Bob Hayden, who served in Boston and Lawrence for several years, was coming back from Minnesota on a Northwest plane with his wife when the unexpected happened.
Before the flight even took off, Hayden said a man, who appeared aggravated, was walking up and down the aisle of the plane. The flight attendant had to force him into his seat after asking him to do so a few times.
Hayden said after the aircraft finally got in the air, he noticed there was some sort of commotion. The same man had started screaming and fell into the aisle.
Initially, Hayden said he thought the guy was having a heart attack, but he quickly realized the incident might have been staged. According to Hayden, two flight attendants helped the man back into his seat where he continued to yell for the entire flight.
The incident apparently scared some of the plane passengers and even made some people cry, Hayden said.
When the pilot made the announcement the plane was approaching Logan Airport, Hayden said the man who caused the first commotion and a second person began yelling and fell into the aisle. That is when Hayden said he, with the help of a retired U.S. Marine captain, took action.
Hayden said he grabbed the first guy and sat him down. He then pushed the second man onto the floor and cuffed him with a pair of handcuffs a flight attendant had given him. Hayden said he sat next to the two men until police were able to board the plane.
Both men were taken for a psych evaluation, and at this point, are not facing any charges.
They should make millions in their civil rights lawsuits.
Sounds more like bad drugs. Take the guys to Miami airport. They know how to handle folks like that down there.
No names/natonalities(and of course no religion) given... must be blond, corn-fed, Baptist Americans.
This hero Retired Officer can probably count on being sued. Heaven forbid that the crazie passengers in question be of Arabic background — the Retired Officer could then count on all the resources of CAIR being aimed at him and the Marine who also helped out. What a crazy world we live in.
The “unruly” guy should have been booted before the plane left the ground, rather than the flight attendant having to “force him into his seat.”
Sheesh. Have we completely lost any shred of common sense?
Could be a probe. I read an article earlier this morning that had more details but I couldn’t find it to link for you. There is no mention of their nationality but I think we are safe in certain assumptions...
The airline passengers should sue the crap out of the two trouble makers for causing mental anguish (or something similar). Hopefully, they will also get charged with a federal crime. Let these fools fend off some charges and a bunch of lawsuits.
Were the two crazy guys Amish, Mennonite or Methodists? The article doesn’t say...
Why didn’t the Captain return to the take off field and dump the weirdo?
More Islamofascist test flights?
there wasn’t just one of them either. if there had only been one then we could assume it was just a loon. but two acting in random?
tandem i mean
“if there had only been one then we could assume it was just a loon. but two acting in random?”
Were they carrying lite brites and yelling about 70’s hairstyles?
So, like which way's Mecca?
dunno, sounded kinda random, too :-)
WHEN will this epidemic of Amish terrorism end??
The fact that he wasn't speaks a mouthful.
For one, it tells you right there this character probably wasn't a "blond, corn-fed, Baptist American".