TriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4692 posts, RR: 43
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3072 times:
She got sentenced to two years on probation and will possibly face compensation charges of 1,3 Mio. Euro by the Duesseldorf Airport Authority and several airlines.
The probational sentence is a total joke IMO - where's the deterrent for copycats in such cases? At least she will have to live close to the poverty line for the last 50 or so years of her miserable existence, because she'll have to pay off the compensation.
I only fear that she will become a wellfare case so all the honest people have to pay for her through their tax money.
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Leskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2944 times:
I fear that she might, at some point, file for personal bankrupcy, live close to poverty for the mandatory 7 years afterwards, and then restart her life without the rest of the debt... or does the bankrupcy law here in Germany prohibit the use in such a case?
But, honestly - phoning a bomb-threat to avoid taking a holiday with your boyfriend because your parents are against the liaison and you don't want them to find out about it? How stupid is that!!!
I hope that they do ban her from flying again, at least until she pays off the damages (personal/private bankrupcy or not).
I think I've said this before in another thread: some people just have to learn the hard way...
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12878 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2697 times:
In far too many places, including the USA, we do not punish with any or significant jail time people whom place false alarms of bombs, fires, ect. Often those who do these things are minors, so cannot really get jail time. In other cases, the sanity of the person is questionable. The fact that in this case the woman here will face a substantial financial judgment may hurt her badly. Still, a couple of years in jail, with the trial and punishment well publicized, could help to deter future such acts.
AWspicious From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2065 times:
Wonders never cease.
Once again, a human has pushed the envelope... Setting a new standard on how stupid someone can be. Record setters like her ought to have their photo published in the media for all the world to see. After all, record lottery jackpot winners and people who are cruel to little dogs get to have their picture in the papers. Well, so should stupid people.
Travelagent From Germany, joined Mar 2004, 89 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1873 times:
This sentence is not only a joke - its a kind of "invitation" for all the copycats out there to try it again on their own. There is no deterrent by the law and the chance to get caught is quite slim (if you act a little more intelligent as the woman did). In these days of (more or less) constant threat by terrorists it is just to easy for these idiots to cause a panic and to turn you your everyday live into a mess. It should be in the interest of each and every country to stop this by inflicting a hard punishment for any of these fake threats. There are some verdicts that I will never ever understand!
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