Skip to comments.Airline Passenger Arrested for Leaving Seat Within 30 Minutes of Salt Lake City
Posted on 02/11/2002 12:42:32 PM PST by Enemy Of The StateEdited on 04/22/2004 12:32:30 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
SALT LAKE CITY — An airline passenger who allegedly got up to go the bathroom less than 30 minutes before landing became the first person arrested under a new federal flight regulation adopted for the Olympics.
Richard Bizarro, 59, could get up to 20 years in prison on charges of interfering with a flight crew.
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The Airlines are or are not making money....I guess I'll never fly again.
Not quite sure what kind of sense that makes or what it has to do with this thread...
...but if that is what you wanna do...it's a free country.
Well, looks like I would be arrested. I would not obey that BS. That is blatantly unconstitutional, IMHO.
How appropriate, considering that we now live in the Bizarro world.
You missed it.
Authorities said a flight attendant instructed Bizarro to return to his seat immediately after he left the bathroom.
Obviously you have been absent from the real world.
Do not fly, plan ahead, drive.
See the USA in your Chevrolet.
But don't forget your national ID papers.
When the airline industry goes bankrupt they will change some of these silly rules.
Well, looks like I would be arrested. I would not obey that BS. That is blatantly unconstitutional, IMHO."
*smile* Such a rebel:) I guess we will be reading about you on FR next time you decide to fly?
It was reported that he gave her a one-minute stare-down.
20 years in prison for going to the bathroom...
Had he returned to his seat after going to the restroom, this wouldn't be a story.
I can see detaining the man or maybe even slapping him with a fine but not 20 years.
I doubt he'll get 20 years.
Gee, I'm sure glad John McCain wasn't on board, or he would have been arrested, too!
This was an entirely appropriate use of police authority. Follow the rules & for goodness sakes don't give airplane crews a hard time. He did this going into Salt Lake, too. Inexcusable.
I have difficulty determining where you are coming from. These rules or laws are clearly unconstitutional. This is more like the Nazi gastapo in germany during WWII.
I grab a bite to eat at my departure airport from one of the lovely food venders. Upon boarding the plane I get an awfull churning feeling in my gut. 30 minutes into the flight I am running to the bathroom to keep from crapping my pants. Things settle down a bit for a while, but about 30 minutes before we are to land (ok- in this case - Salt Lake City) I get the most awfull cramps and can feel the squirts getting ready to blow out the seat of my pants. I better just sit there and crap my seat?
I don't think so......this is going just too far. Now I'm not implying that this is the situation in the real news story, but what is a person suppose to do in a bathroom emergency? Take out a barf bag and pull your drawers down and try to crap in the bag?
Now, I have seen passengers on flights that just refused to follow the instructions for staying in seats. On the other hand, exactly where do you draw the line?
Gestapo tactics aside, that's how I read into this guy's intentions, too. He appeared to be intentionally planning to break the rules. Foul on both sides -- the marshals should have just tied him up alone with the 'thumbs up' companion.
Well, the courts will have fun now.