In February a man downed 4 bottles of Stella Artois at London’s Gatwick airport before a 9 a.m. easyJet flight to Egypt for his honeymoon.
He boarded the plane smoking an e-cigarette and was told he had to stop vaping. He responded to the flight attendant’s instruction with a homophobic outburst — before “knock[ing] out one of the cabin crew..with two punches” and sending him to the ground and then proceeding to attack a second flight attendant who responded to the situation.
The man’s new wife began to shout at him for having “f’d off” their honeymoon. He was arrested and removed from the aircraft where he decided to dig himself even deeper, calling an officer a ‘baldy c**t’ and then “thrashing around in the back of the police car.”
Our hero pleaded guilty to “common assault, criminal damage and interfering with performance of the aircraft crew” and has been sentenced to seven months of jail and has to pay ~ $1315 (£1,000) to his assault victim. Will his new spouse wait for him?
According to the airline,
easyJet is pleased that the court has realized the seriousness of the offence which is reflected in the custodial sentence that has been imposed. Whilst they are rare, easyJet takes all incidents of disruptive behaviour very seriously. We have a duty to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all of our employees.
Our employees are trained to assess and evaluate all incidents and act quickly and appropriately. We do not tolerate abusive or threatening behaviour and always push for prosecution.
(HT: Daniel M.)