On the one hand I know what you mean, but on the other....well. I am not sure what I would have done if I had been on the flight w/ Bizarro? After hearing the Captain warn everyone to stay in his seat, I would have been very nervous if someone stood up and walked towards the front of the plane five minutes later. I think Bizarro should have at least called the flight attendent first. If Bizarro had been young and Middle Eastern looking, well I don't know? I might have tackled him myself, and I don't think I would be the only one. Fear can produce some very strong reactions in people, and those like Bizarro need to understand this.
All I know is that my Dad and my father-in-law have to truncate our phone calls very frequently because their meds make him go - and go right now!
However re: Bizarro. Remember the article said 3 air marshalls were on the flight. This guy gets up and makes it to the bathroom.
What the heck were they doing. Reading Skymall?
If he was a terrorist and was going to do something in the bathroom, well, we would be looking for the black box right about now, wouldn't we?
So, guy does his thing and comes out. Now, what is Mr. Bizarro going to do? Only one thing and that is to return to his seat. Where else is he going to go? There is no where else to go!
So, some stew gets Dachau Frau attitude going and orders him to sit down. Well, that is what he was going to do!
Obviously, not fast enought so she repeats her order to assert control as they teach to do.
His act of defiance is to look back, stare, glare - all offenses worthly of death certainly and then some passenger (it could have been me!) says something or winks or says "attaboy" and this 61 year old man gives a thumbs up and o my God, how dare he do that?
This whole thing is absurd. It ends with all the innocent people with their hands over their heads!
In my many millions of flight miles, I've seen more stews with a tude than passengers.