Passenger Fed Up With Airline Shenanigans Whips His Junk Out, Holds A Naked Protest In The Airport
A passenger flying to Jamaica by way of Charlotte had enough of the airlines jerking him around with no happy ending. After discovering that US Airways had overbooked his flight to the island he decided to draw a line in the sand, with his penis. That’s right, early yesterday morning an irate passenger stripped down to his birthday suit and held an hour long protest in the Charlotte Douglas International Airport until security finally escorted him away in all his naked glory. Sometimes in life you have to take a stand against tyranny, and sometimes that stand requires you to get completely naked and throw a hissy fit in the middle of an airport.
First I’ll let you read up on WBTV’s account of the incident, then if you’re still interested you can meet me after the jump for the tale of the time I watched a mother be subdued by US Airways security in the Miami Airport….In front of her children…All for raising her voice…Straight up chokehold.
Chris Dyches of WBTV reports:
A man reportedly stripped naked in the Charlotte Douglas International Airport Wednesday morning after he became angry about a flight being overbooked. Police say he will not be facing charges.
According to witnesses, the man was attempting to get on board a US Airways flight to Jamaica early Wednesday morning.
“I seen some people running and I was wondering what they was running from and people were standing there snickering, so I walked over and [an airport employee] told me the man was angry over the Jamaican flight,” Sherry Ketchie told WBTV.
Ketchie says the man sounded very angry and was yelling.
“He had his clothes on, at that point, and then he started standing there with his arms crossed and hollering at the lady at the desk,” she told WBTV. “He stood there for a moment and then started taking off his clothes. I ain’t never seen nothing [like that] in my life.”
She says the man didn’t say anything as he was taking his clothes off.
“More people started getting back because that’s when security started surrounding him, waiting for Charlotte-Mecklenburg police to come in,” she said.
“I was not expecting to see nothing like that, I’ve never seen nothing like that at Charlotte Douglas airport. Never,” she said. “And that’s when I got out my phone and started taking pictures.”
— WBTV News (@WBTV_News) May 20, 2015
According to the DailyMail no charges will be filed, as the naked man was suffering some sort of mental instability at the time. Which seems like A LOT more common sense then I’d ever give US Airways credit for.
A few years ago I was flying back from the islands, my first vacation with my girlfriend’s family (now my in-laws), an we were routed through Miami on the way to La Guardia. Well, we were given no reason whatsoever as to why our connecting flight was delayed…for about 7 hours. After the first 4 or so hours people began to get pretty irate, including one mother traveling with her two children. At one point she raised her voice while standing at the ticket counter when out of nowhere a security guard puts this women in a chokehold, subdues her, takes her to the ground…all while her children were watching.
Obviously the security guard immediately realized he’d royally fucked up when a mob instantly formed to protect this mother and her children. At that point I walked away because I didn’t want anything to do with all the craziness, and having just come back from the islands I didn’t want this shiznit to kill my vibe.
About 7 hours after our flight was supposed to originally take off we finally boarded and headed towards New York. Only instead of flying into La Guardia like we were supposed to we flew into JFK, and by the time we got there the sun was rising and I had to go to work. US Airways didn’t provide us with any compensation for the delay, or the fact that a cab from JFK costs over double to my apartment than it does from La Guardia, and I had to take a taxi because I needed to get to work. US Airways actually never even responded to the complaint letters we filed, no word at all. So the fact that they’d show restraint and not file charges against this man is actually blowing my mind right now.
Well, that about concludes my US Airways rant, which is actually only #3 on my ‘most hated airlines’ list. I’m biding my time until American Airlines does something blog worthy so I can write a few thousand words about how they screwed me out of a day of my honeymoon, something that costed me several thousand dollars, all because they chose not to check me in to my flight because they didn’t feel like it, even though I was there 90-minutes early…that blog will be a heater one day, and I swear you bros will enjoy it, and after reading you’ll never fly American Airlines again (which you shouldn’t. You should NEVER, under any circumstances, give American Airlines a penny).