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When Late, Do NOT Say You're An Air Marshal  
User currently offline0NEWAIR0 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 939 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 6842 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.

There is no Fisher Island police department.

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User currently offlineFlyingSicilian From Italy, joined Mar 2009, 1332 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 6813 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...



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User currently offlineFlyabunch From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 517 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 6747 times:

Brilliant.

You can't even make this stuff up!

Mike


User currently offlineKhobar From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2379 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 6587 times:



Quoting Flyabunch (Reply 2):
Brilliant.

You can't even make this stuff up!

Mike

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...


User currently offlineChase From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1054 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 5960 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.


User currently offlineVfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 4003 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 5894 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.


User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 6, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 5843 times:

Did "H' and Calleigh interrogate him?
safe



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User currently offlineNWA757boy From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 676 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 5817 times:



Quoting Isitsafenow (Reply 6):
Did "H' and Calleigh interrogate him?
safe

HAHAHHAHA classic@!


User currently offlineLincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 5616 times:



Quoting Khobar (Reply 3):
Also mentioned the fellow who showed up for a winter flight to somewhere very cold wearing shorts and a tank top.

Hey... I was only 12, and growing up in San Diego I thought that "cold" was something in the mid-60s. I didn't realize PIT and AVP had this thing called "snow".

I did get some very strange looks from the flight attendants, though  Smile

Lincoln



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User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15743 posts, RR: 27
Reply 9, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 5564 times:



Quoting Isitsafenow (Reply 6):
Did "H' and Calleigh interrogate him?

I think that we should all take off our sunglasses and post a cheesy one liner about this incident. Big grin



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