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1bad65
9/13/2017 11:06am,
An older Ryanair passenger has become something of a hero after choking out an annoying 22-year-old man in an adjacent seat — and the whole incident was caught on film.

According to a witness who spoke with The Sun, the disruptive, drunk passenger had been “making a nuisance of himself” during the entire two-hour flight from Spain to England, and continued to do so after the plane landed at the Luton airport just outside of London.

“Over the course of the flight, he was singing loudly with his headphones on,” said fellow passenger Dean Whiteside, who added that the man had been warned repeatedly to quiet down. “It was a late flight, everyone was tired and he was rubbing people up the wrong way.”

Upon landing, the flight crew called police to come remove the unruly young man, but he wasn’t about to give in. The man reportedly stood from his seat and told the crew to “get out of my face.”

“I could see [an altercation] brewing up,” said Whiteside. “That’s the reason I got my phone out, ready to film it.”

However, to the surprise of Whiteside, the disruptive passenger didn’t even get a chance to throw the first punch. Instead, an older gentleman with white hair leaped out of his seat and placed the young man in a chokehold.

As seen in the footage, the aircraft almost immediately bursts out into spontaneous applause. Another passenger can also be heard yelling “Citizen’s arrest!” over the commotion.

After a few seconds, the young man fell unconscious, and the crew was able to remove him from the aircraft.

“The guy was lifeless in his arms like a rag doll,” Whiteside added.

As reported by The Sun, the crew reportedly restrained the young man while the rest of the passengers deplaned, and he was later arrested on “suspicion of common assault.”

“A 22-year-old man from Dagenham was arrested on suspicion of common assault and being drunk on an aircraft. He was taken into police custody and dealt with by way of simple caution,” Bedfordshire Police confirmed.

In a statement obtained by Fox News, Ryanair has said they have handed the matter over to police.

“We will not tolerate unruly or disruptive behavior at any time and the safety and comfort of our customers, crew and aircraft is our number one priority,” said Ryanair of the altercation, which occured on a June 30 flight.

“This is exactly why we are calling for significant changes to prohibit the sale of alcohol at airports, such as a two-drink limit per passenger and no alcohol sales before 10 a.m.,” added the Irish airline, who first called on U.K. airports to institute a drink limit in August.

"It’s incumbent on the airports to introduce these preventative measures to curb excessive drinking and the problems it creates, rather than allowing passengers to drink to excess before their flights."

It’s not yet clear if the older Ryanair passenger was detained by police at Luton airport as well. A representative for Ryanair declined to comment on the matter for Fox News.


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Source:
http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2017/09/13/ryanair-passenger-chokes-out-disruptive-flyer-whole-plane-cheers.html

hungryjoe
9/13/2017 11:16am,
Move to the news portion of the site?

submessenger
9/13/2017 11:19am,
Move to the news portion of the site?

It's not real news. The source is Fox. Therefore, this never really happened.

BKR
9/13/2017 11:53am,
That old dude is stupid as hell. Using deadly force on a drunk guy who never touched anyone?

Felony battery, attempted strangulation.

Raycetpfl
9/13/2017 12:14pm,
It's not real news. The source is Fox. Therefore, this never really happened.

If you actually used this as a general rule you wouldnt have worry about Texas being invaded by a Muslim from Kenya that had stolen control of the USA.

Raycetpfl
9/13/2017 12:15pm,
That old dude is stupid as hell. Using deadly force on a drunk guy who never touched anyone?

Felony battery, attempted strangulation.

I believe that was a successful strangulation. You have awful high standards if that was an attempt.

"It's not a successful strangulation unless they **** themselves." - Ben

BKR
9/13/2017 12:20pm,
I believe that was a successful strangulation. You have awful high standards if that was an attempt.

"It's not a successful strangulation unless they **** themselves." - Ben

I'm talking statute, not reality. Statute here (in UK, who knows) was written by people who know nothing about strangulation...

LOL, I was asking students on Monday how a provincial training camp. Asked if they knocked anybody out with Osoto Gari, strangled anyone unconscious, or popped any elbows...

Apparently, none of that happened...one of my other black belts was also there, and he said "So in other words, you weren't really trying very hard"...

***Edit***

BTW, for the sarcasm impaired, I do not encourage my students to purposely injure training partners, nor opponents outside of the normal rules of Judo competition.

Michael Tzadok
9/13/2017 1:11pm,
Am I much mistaken or was the old dude demonstrating on the drunk guy just how to do a RNC when people were worried that he had hurt him? That's what it looked like right at the end of the video. If so I give mad props to the crazy old geezer, giving an impromptu grappling lesson while they all wait for the police to arrive.

Raycetpfl
9/13/2017 1:37pm,
Am I much mistaken or was the old dude demonstrating on the drunk guy just how to do a RNC when people were worried that he had hurt him? That's what it looked like right at the end of the video. If so I give mad props to the crazy old geezer, giving an impromptu grappling lesson while they all wait for the police to arrive.

In my expert opinion the man appeared to have something lodged in his throat and the white haired gentleman gave him the Heimlich maneuver and saved his life. I hope the young gentleman thanked him.

Kovacs
9/13/2017 3:56pm,
That old dude is stupid as hell. Using deadly force on a drunk guy who never touched anyone?

Felony battery, attempted strangulation.

Whilst I'm glad he chocked the fucker you're right, that could land him in some hot water.

We didn't see the build up so we don't know how bad the younger guy was, obviously a douche bag but we don't know how much of a threat he actually was. To grab and choke the kid out would get the old man 'common assault' at least (which what the kid was cautioned with), perhaps even ABH (actual bodily harm) if the kid has any lasting injures.

Luckily the passengers and crew have the old guys back but if that kid gets a good lawyer he could cause him some dramas just from that footage.

Contrary to popular belief, self-defence laws are very reasonable in the UK and preemtive strikes are legit if theyre deemed necessary and it's hard to tell here, to be honest it probably isn't.

I applaud anyone who reads the riot act to motherfuckers though, I wish the old boy luck.

RighteousDude
9/13/2017 4:29pm,
Really looks like a preemptive attack. The "bad guy" in the video is just standing there mouthing off when the old dude just grabs him. This video could be used in defense of the kid as well as a prosecution or suit against the old dude. It's just not a great idea to take physical force into your own hands without a great reason but this just looks like the old dude lost his cool. Dont recommend trying this at home. Who cares that the whole plane cheered, people will cheer for anything stupid.

ermghoti
9/13/2017 6:56pm,
“This is exactly why we are calling for significant changes to prohibit the sale of alcohol at airports, such as a two-drink limit per passenger and no alcohol sales before 10 a.m.,” added the Irish airline, who first called on U.K. airports to institute a drink limit in August.

He should choke out this guy next.

battlefields
9/13/2017 9:25pm,
He should choke out this guy next.

I reckon, what a fucking nanny state statement! I like to have myself a good four to five pints before getting on a plane, that way I'm relaxed.

Kovacs
9/14/2017 12:46am,
I reckon, what a fucking nanny state statement! I like to have myself a good four to five pints before getting on a plane, that way I'm relaxed.

Early morning drinking at airports is standard over here, you ozzies would love it. I don't even remember getting on the plane last time I went to Ireland. The problem is the kids who can't handle their booze like in the video above, they're so wasted a pensioner pulls a standing RNC on them. If anything, more drink would have helped the situation.

MisterMR
9/14/2017 6:41am,
I reckon, what a fucking nanny state statement! I like to have myself a good four to five pints before getting on a plane, that way I'm relaxed.

This is actually a "nanny private company who enjoys significant monopoly power" statement, since neither Ryanair nor the airport are the state.

battlefields
9/14/2017 5:23pm,
This is actually a "nanny private company who enjoys significant monopoly power" statement, since neither Ryanair nor the airport are the state.

Want to play semantics, ay? Well, let me **** you up then.

I said it was a "nanny state statement", not that a nanny state made the statement. It was in reference to:

“This is exactly why we are calling for significant changes to prohibit the sale of alcohol at airports, such as a two-drink limit per passenger and no alcohol sales before 10 a.m.,” added the Irish airline, who first called on U.K. airports to institute a drink limit in August.

And before you jump in with "an airport is not the state either", just remember that both airports and airlines have the ability to call on the state, as in the police, in order to enforce their rules.

Thank you for flying Battlefields Air, we sincerely hope you don't fly this **** again.