Birdsong brings you a few more of those weird criminal law stories from around the country and the world.
Albuquerque, NM: A passenger stripped naked during a US Airways flight and resisted efforts to cover him witha blanket before two off duty law enforcement officers on board subdued and handcuffed him. Keith Wright, 50, of Bronx, New York, was taken into custody after he disrobed while sitting in his seat at the back of the plane. The plane was carrying 150 passengers from Charlotte to L.A. Wright punched and kicked the flight attendant who tried to cover him with a blanket. She sought assistance from the off duty officers. After landing in Albuquerque, Wright told the FBI he suffers bipolar disorder and had not taken his medication before leaving New York. Wright had no memory of the flight or his behavior on the plane.
Bet they saw his “nuts” on that flight.
Chicago, IL: A United Airlines flight attendant was arrested after he allegedly rubbed the hand of a 16 year old passenger and made inappropriate comments to the boy during a four hour flight flight from L.A. to Chicago. Jaime Daria Samia, 57, of California was charged with misdemeanor battery and released on $100 bond, according Chicago police.
Elgin, IL: A taxi driver who didn’t have mace disarmed a robber with a can of spray deodorant. Deputy Police Chief Jeff Swoboda of Elgin says the 51 year old taxi driver picked up a male passenger late at night outside a casino. The cabbie grew suspicious when the man offered several destination, so he surreptiously place the small can of deodorant between his legs. Shortly thereafter the passenger put a knife to the cabbies neck and demanded money. the cabbie sprayed deodorant in the robber’s eyes causing him to drop the knife. Swoba says the man punched the driver before fleeing. There was no serious injury and no arrest has been made.
Very effective…and cheaper than mace…
Sealy, TX: A Texas couple was arrested after a state inspector found a half dozen children locked and unsupervised in a tool shed behind the unlicensed day care center. State officials said the children were surrounded by lawn equipment, gasoline and insecticide when they were found. The children were not injured. A child welfare inspector had gone there in reponse to a complaint that an illega day care center wass being operated at the home. In all there were 14 children, ranging in age from 3 months to 5 years, being cared for by the couple. Under Texas law they could only care for three children without a license.
That tool shed was one hell of a play pen!