0NEWAIR0 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 939 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 5 months 8 hours ago) and read 6790 times:
(www.miamiherald.com) Carrying a ''Fisher Island Chief of Police'' badge and claiming he was a U.S. air marshal, Mark Rimkufski convinced Miami airline employees to allow him on a flight after the gate had closed, police said.
The ruse landed him in jail, Miami-Dade police said, when he was confronted -- by real air marshals on the plane.
FlyingSicilian From Italy, joined Mar 2009, 1301 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 5 months 8 hours ago) and read 6761 times:
Tools T. McTool
probably to short of a response for a.net but about the only approriate thing I can think of saying to the guy. I wonder what else he uses that badge for? Cop discounts at IHOP, impressing the ladies...
Reminds me of the blind man who produced his pilot's license as ID to get on an airplane back in the 70's.
Can't find the reference on line, but I seem to recall it was covered in a book called "Airports International". Also mentioned the fellow who showed up for a winter flight to somewhere very cold wearing shorts and a tank top. Hmm...
Chase From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1054 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 5908 times:
Quoting Khobar (Reply 3): Reminds me of the blind man who produced his pilot's license as ID to get on an airplane back in the 70's
A long shot, but...you're not thinking of George Mikelsons, are you? He is the founder and original pilot of TZ. Back in the charter days used to show up for flights with dark glasses and one of those walking sticks that some blind people use, to try to freak out the passengers.
Vfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 3964 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 5842 times:
You left out the mostz bizarre part:
" Why they did not detain him was unclear but the plane went on its way. Then, Rimkufski went to the Admiral's Club bar and restaurant and began loudly complaining about not being allowed on the flight."
So the true air marshalls simply gave him the boot but were not bothered any further. He only met his fate after walking to the bar as a free man and started complaining.
Good to see that apparently there are living brain donors every once in a while.