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Man Arrested On EasyJet Flight Today  
User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2462 posts, RR: 52
Posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 5351 times:

A man was arrested on todays easyJet flight today for failing to hand over a can of pepper spray, the spray fell out of his hand luggage as he boarded the aircraft. The cabin crew asked him to hand it over but he refused, the captain then got involved asking for the spray to be handed over, the passenger still refused and the captain then called the police who then arrested the man and took him away.

Glenn


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User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 5308 times:

How did it ever get past the security screening?


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User currently offlineEZEIZA From Argentina, joined Aug 2004, 4968 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 5284 times:

Under what charges was he arrested? I mean, what happens to the guy next, will he be released and be allowed to board another flight or what will happen? In any case, what an a$$hole!


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User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2462 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 5272 times:

Im not sure how it got through security its something the airport will be looking in to, as for the guy not sure what charges were against him, i know he wont be flying easyJet to Warsaw when released, prob have to take Wizz Air.

Glenn



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User currently offlineWhitehatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 5261 times:

Pepper sprays are a prohibited weapon in the UK. It is an offence to possess or import them.

There are also airline rules concerning noxious substances and also their own weapon carriage policy. Easyjet doesn't accept weaponry of any kind IIRC, not even hold checked and otherwise legal guns.

If he is released on bail or given a caution, then he is not convicted as such and provided he complies with bail conditions can board another flight. Whether Easyjet accept him for carriage is another matter.


User currently offlineEZEIZA From Argentina, joined Aug 2004, 4968 posts, RR: 25
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 5234 times:

"Pepper sprays are a prohibited weapon in the UK. It is an offence to possess or import them"
Then why did the cabin crew give the guy a second chance? If its considered a weapon shouldn't the police been notified immediately?Can the airline be held responsible in any way? btw, where did this incident happen and on what flight?



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User currently offlineAdriaticus From Mexico, joined May 2004, 1140 posts, RR: 19
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 5216 times:

<< How did it ever get past the security screening?

I'm not sure how it got through security its something the airport will be looking in to...
>>

Well, I dunno... My girlfriend and I recently took a EZY flight CDG (T3) to LTN, and upon unpacking at our friends' home, she realized she had accidentally carried a set of large scissors AND my Swiss Army knife in her purse . Security at CDG either did not detect them or overlooked...

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User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2462 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 5218 times:

Where did i say the cabin crew give him a second chance?? It happened at London Luton this morning around 7:30ish flight to Warsaw and no the airline cannot be held responsible as security didnt pick it up when his bag was screened!

Glenn



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User currently offlineEZEIZA From Argentina, joined Aug 2004, 4968 posts, RR: 25
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 5205 times:

"Where did i say the cabin crew give him a second chance??"
Well, it says that the police was called only after the guy refused several times to hand the can in. So if he would have handed in the pepper spray as soon as it was discovered would he have been denied to board anyway?



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User currently offlineAa777jr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 5079 times:

I got my Swiss army knife basically "destroyed" because I didn't leave the checkpoint and submit to being researched. I felt bad right after I had given it over to TSA and they told me it had already been "destroyed" so I couldn't get it back. This was a AUS-ORD-LHR flight I took last summer. (06/03)

That guy with the pepper spray is indeed an a$$hole If I was on the flight I would have used his spray on him.  Smile

In regards to lax security at airports...I've often wondered, standing in line waiting to get checked at AUS, how easy it would be to get on board with something. Those TSA officials are still pretty asleep if they haven't had their coffee in the morning. Doesn't make me feel very safe knowing that.

AA777jr


User currently offlineThomasCook From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 797 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 5024 times:

Hi,

I flew with EZY from AMS-LPL in August. About 10 minutes prior to landing a passenger started shouting and hurling abusive language at the Cabin Crew member who told him that if he didn't stop he would be arrested. Of course, he continued and after landing the captain announced that we would have to wait for the Police to join the aircraft before anybody could de-board and that nobody was to leave their seats. The man burst into tears.  Smile

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User currently offlineGeoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4921 times:

Not being too familiar with pepper sprays, but wouldn't they look like an ordinary aerosol can of deodourant on an x-ray machine?

Geoff M.


User currently offlineEZEIZA From Argentina, joined Aug 2004, 4968 posts, RR: 25
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days ago) and read 4755 times:

"Not being too familiar with pepper sprays, but wouldn't they look like an ordinary aerosol can of deodourant on an x-ray machine?"

I think they are banned as well



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User currently offlineStar_world From Ireland, joined Jun 2001, 1234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4714 times:

No, normal cans of deodorant they are definitely not banned on flights, I agree with the question though - it would take a very vigilant security screening agent to pick up the difference!


User currently offlineBENNETT123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7746 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4616 times:


Personally, I think that the Police should have been called immediately.

As it was, some people are too stupid to take the opportunity presented to them.

If you are carrying an Offensive Weapon and are given the opportunity to hand it over and go on your way, you hand it over. The prat deserves everything that he gets.


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4611 times:

Well done, Easyjet - I hope they get sent to jail (not that he will). Bad enough to be caught with a dangerous weapon like that, but then refusing to hand it over, what an idiot !

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