Thursday, November 06, 2008

Stuff Like This Usually Happens In Florida

FBI: Airline passenger restrained with duct tape

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An airline crew used duct tape to keep a passenger in her seat because they say she became unruly, fighting flight attendants and grabbing other passengers, forcing the flight to land in North Carolina.

Maria Esther Castillo of Oswego, N.Y., is due in court Thursday, charged with resisting arrest and interfering with the operations of a flight crew aboard United Airlines Flight 645, from Puerto Rico to Chicago.

Castillo, 45, struck a flight attendant on the buttocks with the back of her hand during Saturday's flight, FBI Special Agent Peter Carricato said in a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Charlotte. She also stood and fell onto the head of a blind passenger and later started pulling the person's hair, the complaint stated.

Ankle cuffs kept slipping off Castillo, so the flight crew and two passengers were forced to use duct tape to keep her in her seat, the complaint states.

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Usually when I read about whackado stuff I immediately think "this had to of happened in Florida" but in this case as soon as I saw that duct tape was involved I knew that Florida was to far south. You just have to know that it was a Southern flight crew on board.

So apparently Maria was flying higher than the plane, but to me the most troubling part of the story is "Why in the hell is an airplane flying around with a roll of duct tape?"

I bet Maria won't need to have her ankles waxed for a long long time..................

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