Sergei Berejnoi's alleged fake bomb claim makes Top 5 list of freakiest CO airport passengers
On Saturday, Sergei Berejnoi was apparently upset that he arrived late at his DIA gate. So he allegedly said there was a bomb in his already checked luggage -- and was promptly busted. Of course, we've come to expect this kind of lunacy from passengers who land in Colorado. Here are four more examples of wackiness, whose perpetrators make up a different kind of Mile High Club.
4. Man with Arab-sounding name stops flight -- by shaving topless: In January, according to the U.S. Attorneys Office, Glen Allen, Virginia's Muhammad Abu Tahir, 47, was traveling from Atlanta to San Francisco. En route, Tahir "became upset and disruptive after flight attendants refused to serve him additional alcoholic drinks;" according to an affidavit supporting his arrest. Thing is, he'd already downed five mini-bottles of wine.
His response? He locked himself in the bathroom. Then, a few minutes later, Tahir opened the door, but only to put his shoes and socks outside. More time passed before the door opened again, revealing that Tahir was shaving without his shirt on. At that point, a flight attendant suggested he leave the can. That prompted him to yell at the attendant, claiming "that he was being disrespected."
Shortly thereafter, the flight's captain asked the crew to get a passenger to help them dislodge this passenger from the bathroom -- but Tahir fended off all efforts and stayed put. Flummoxed, they used beverage carts to create a barrier to the cockpit and armed themselves with a carbon dioxide fire extinguisher, in case he spontaneously (or not so spontaneously) combusted. Meanwhile, the captain made for Colorado Springs, where Tahir was arrested.