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Pee on a plane and get 20......years.
January 6, 2002 11:09 AM   Subscribe

Pee on a plane and get 20......years. After consuming alcohol, prescription sleeping tablets and cocaine, Rodrigo Deambrosio urinated on seats and threatened to bring the plane down. He may now face 20 years if convicted. Mr. Deambrosio insists it was the drugs he consumed but we all know it was the United Airlines service that drove him to his fit of rage.
posted by lostbyanecho (10 comments total)

Urination is one thing. Threatening to bring down the plane is another. However serious and/or loaded he was, you don't do that or people (i.e. the gov't) get mad. Its like saying you've got a bomb on a plane - it's a federal crime.
posted by tcobretti at 11:24 AM on January 6, 2002

After reading the story, I'd have no problem smacking this guy with a year or two in jail. Making threats on an airplane, especially when you back it up with comments stating you know how to circumvent the security, is wrong and should be punished.
This wasn't just a simple "I'll get you!" statement.
posted by Grum at 12:11 PM on January 6, 2002

Flashback to the 1950s: "Gosh officer, it must have been those reefers! I knew them bohemian types were up to no good!"

The man's a moron. Sleeping tablets and cocaine? What the hell would be the point of that? And why would anybody get coked up before getting on an airplane? Heroin I could understand, but cocaine? If nothing else, he's got criminally poor judgement.
posted by aramaic at 12:11 PM on January 6, 2002

And it says: up to 20 years.
posted by argybarg at 1:13 PM on January 6, 2002

well how much does he get for the cocaine?
posted by outsider at 1:21 PM on January 6, 2002

Kill someone while driving under the influence and pay the price. Wait, you don't have to even kill someone, just drive under the influence and get more than a slap on the wrist. Threaten to bring down a plane, sober or not, pay the price. Being intoxicated isn't really an excuse, is it? legally that is, anyone? ..nor is ignorance.

...that and read the label, and don't do drugs.
posted by tomplus2 at 1:28 PM on January 6, 2002

well how much does he get for the cocaine?

About $175 per gram, if it's good stuff. Or so I've heard. Ahem.
posted by Optamystic at 1:33 PM on January 6, 2002

Recently, i flew to Australia on *business*. On the 14 hour leg of the journey, to Singapore, the man in front of me, who was clearly drunk when he boarded the plane, p*ssed all over his seat.

He was loud and obnoxious and the stewards kept giving him alcohol (i suppose it did eventually keep him quiet) the downside was that he continued to p*ss all over the seats.

After a few complaints from other passengers, the stewards poured ground coffee on the floor around the seats. After a while, due to the air conditioning, the air was full of coffee grounds smelling of urine. i complained to one of the stewards who said: "what would you prefer, coffee or urine?"
"Coffee please, but i didn't realise the urine was on the beverage menu" said I (swiftly and with a slightly raised eyebrow)

The steward merely scowled, but he did bring me my coffee.

Personally, i'd have given the drunken p*ss man 20 years.
posted by Spoon at 2:21 PM on January 6, 2002

Being intoxicated isn't really an excuse, is it?

You are right. Drunk or not, he should have been let off the airplane; preferrably while still in the air.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 6:55 AM on January 7, 2002

United Airlines service that drove him to his fit of rage.

No kidding!
posted by stbalbach at 3:44 PM on January 7, 2002

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