Skip to comments.Man Who Bit Into Needle Found in Sandwiches on Delta Flight Put on Anti-HIV Medication
Posted on 07/17/2012 6:06:30 AM PDT by Perdogg
One of the airline passengers who bit into a sandwich containing a one-inch needle earlier this week has now been put on antiretroviral drugs used for the treatment of HIV, and says the FBI is investigating the incidents aboard four Delta Air Lines flights as a criminal case.
James Tonges said he was placed on the drug Truvada, which has recently been approved by the FDA, following the incident aboard a Delta flight from Amsterdam to Minneapolis-St. Paul. Half a dozen sewing needles have now been found in sandwiches on four separate Delta flights, and Tonges, who was sitting in his flight's business elite cabin, was unfortunate to have bitten into one of them.
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Don’t book advance flights on Delta. They may not be around long.
Snopes hasn’t already covered this to absolve president Hussein of any possible connection?
Or is this a call for GM’s TEMPORARY (the leftist freak Hussein Heads like to say) CEO to take over Delta?
Confusing. Was he put on the HIV drug because the needle was contaminated with HIV, or as a precaution, just in case?
Is some queer working in food prep sticking needles in himself and adding them to sandwiches? Or is it a terrorist Muslim doing a small but annoying bit of Jihad?
Brings to mind the dentist in FL who purposelly infected grandmothers and little girls to bring attention to aids.
But I would think it is a jihadi, ‘hate America’ agenda.
Not understanding the poster saying Delta won’t be around long. What is that based on?
Shouldn’t be too hard to narrow down who the perp is. Not the airline’s fault- the catering company has a lot to answer for though.
The lawyers will sue everyone and everything involved. Its all about the money and ease of bringing a suite. If Delta has deeper pockets than the catering company, the lawyers will go after them. its that simple.
Perhaps a "gourmet" airline caterer ran out of those sandwich toothpicks, and got a bit too creative.
The Dr’s son was on another flight out of the same airport and he kept the needle telling them he was going to sue.
I would sue , too.
or a unionista punishing the corporation.
or an occupy wallstreet hippie,
"this is a possible terrorist attack".
“If Delta has deeper pockets than the catering company, the lawyers will go after them. its that simple. “
Way too many have settled rather than fight the good fight in court. Their quarterly “bottom line” mentality never allows them to see the damage they do to themselves and other businesses by bowing to this form of legal extortion.
Just like a country should not negotiate with terrorists or kidnappers (unless they kill them afterwards) companies can stop this legal extortion by first fighting when they know they are in the right and to work hard to get LOSERS PAY as the law of the land.
We have to get back to placing a significant risk on scum filing bogus deep pocket claims while at the same time allowing those with merit to proceed.
they are going with the angle that a story was done and shown how easy it was to get to the food carts.
It’s weird that they are going with terrorist attack since we have seen over and over and over again claims that something has nothing to do with terrorism even at the outset of the investigation.
If it was a terrorist plot then those needles probably had something on them.
"going with the angle that a story was done and shown how easy it was to get to the food carts."
"how easy it was to get to the food carts"
As in aiding and abetting terrorism?
Given the moral equivalence of the willful pc/mc fog enveloping the entire msm, I cannot dismiss this possibility.
No, I don’t mean that THIS was part of that story. They just mentioned they had done a story and they are bringing it up.
It’s weird this happened just as the FDA approved the drug given to the Dr.
Right after 911 I heard from a friend who had worked in security at O’Hare. He said the FBI was not even checking out the employees who loaded the food on the planes, or who cleaned the planes and that many of them were ex-cons. He felt that some of them could be bribed to place weapons on the planes.
I hope they are doing a better job of it now, but an incidence like needle-laden sandwiches has got to make you wonder.
Another bizarre coincidence. Both father and son on separate flights found needles. What are the odds of that, huh? Hmmm. Something doesn't seem right here.
Just another reason I WILL NOT FLY ON the stupid airlines anymore. They cannot keep you safe. Even in the food they serve you.
But the article claims these were sewing needles? I could see it with a IV needle, but this seems a bit odd.
I was wondering if there will be an audit of Delta's catering service (contracted) to see how many illegal aliens are employed there. And how many are pissed off at the "1%?" It's not like you get served sandwiches back in the economy cattle car anymore.
And about the gay thing... my father is a retired commercial pilot. He has a story about being delayed out of Chicago because a flight attendant had not shown up for the flight. They kept calling ops and they told them to wait, she was on the way. When she got to the flight, she had quite a story. She had walked into the galley on her previous flight and caught a flaming gay co-worker squeezing blood from his cut finger onto the pilot's steak meal. They had him arrested when they landed and she had to debrief with supervisors and police, which was why she was late to the next flight. True story and happened in the 80's in the middle of the AIDS epidemic.
LOL... I just read that back after posting and that didn’t come out quite right. My father isn’t gay! hee hee... I was trying to point out that there are some real hate-filled gay boys flying around in the skies. I’ve worked with them. Angry, bitter, malicious, immature things they can be. That can be said about some of the straight ones, too, but percentage-wise, I’d have to say the gays have a lock on nastiness.
I thought AIDS didn’t live in the air very long?
This is just an incident that the public has heard about because these guys are suing. There’s lots of stuff going on out there that no one hears about.
Every time I think the human race can’t go any lower, something happens to prove me wrong.
From my recollection, sewing needles are a bit longer than one inch.
So sandwiches don’t have to go through the screening and strip search - feel the meat - process?
The flight originated out of Amsterdam, so unless it was an ex-pat American or someone on a temporary visa or whatever they use over there, it was probably someone local, or at least European.
You might want to cool it on your sandwich fetish for awhile. Although, I doubt they serve your favorite ‘snake’ - more into needles.
There was an orthopedic surgeon on the same flight who found a needle.
air marshall found one , too.
But if the sandwich maker quits halfway through.. the needles would likely be omitted.
She would just get the ingredients out and then walk away.
I don’t know if you are old enough to remember the original Extra Strength Tylenol Capsule cyanide poisioning tampering case. The real story was a woman wanted to kill her husband and put cyanide in his tylenol capsules. Then she tampered with several other bottles at different stores to make it look like a random tampering case. Some innocent people were killed taking these pills.
This is the second attack on Delta this week. The first was when the snipped wires were found by air marshalls in the restroom while the plane was at JFK just before a NY-Madrid flight, fortunately because somebody had been watching a Pakistani who went in and out of the bathroom.
This is obviously their next attack. Delta hasn’t been used as a target for attacks before, partly because it’s a very good, non-union airline that hires mostly Americans or American-friendly people, and partly because it wasn’t perceived as being representative of the US, but as a Southern regional carrier. However, now that it’s been expanding and may become our largest carrier, it’s going to be exposed to a lot more jihadi attacks, whether major and disastrous ones such as bombs, or minor and annoying but costly ones such as needles in the food.
This was a jihadi attack.
Remember all the reports of box cutters that were found in seat back pockets post 9-11? Passengers didn’t put them there.
And yes, there are employees who are pi$$ed off unionistas, looking to stick it to someone, anyone.
What happened to that bitch?
This is the case I remember. It was a copycat of the Tylenol poisonings, involving Excedrin pills. She was found guilty and sentenced to 99 years, eligible for parole in 2018