I didn’t know Richard Marx was still a thing, I remember Endless Summer Nights and Right Here Waiting from the late 80s, but apparently he had a new single out this year.
He’ll be back in the news shortly, though, for finding himself next to a ‘psycho’ passenger on today’s Korean Air Flight 480 from Hanoi to Seoul.
He writes on his Facebook page, “Passenger next to us attacked passengers and crew. …completely ill-equipped to handle potentially deadly situation. Passenger mentally unhinged attacking crew and passengers.”
Marx reports the incident “[l]asted four hours” and:
My wife and I are safe but one crew member and two passengers were injured. The all female crew was clueless and not trained as to how to restrain this psycho and he was only initially subdued when I and a couple other male passengers intervened.
He then later easily broke his restraints and attacked more crew and another passenger. When we landed in Seoul police boarded the plane.
Here’s more scuffle, from Marx’s Facebook page:
Even better, of course, is everyone taking video with their smartphones.
Marx places tremendous blame on the Korean crew, who he says were unable to restrain the passengers on their own, suggesting that they hadn’t been through required Kung Fu training like they do in China.
He reports that he has video of the whole thing, but hasn’t posted it yet, likely because as of this writing he’s inflight on Korean Air Seoul – Los Angeles.