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Man Tries To Force Open Cockpit To Show Pilots His Laser Glasses


I know what you’re thinking, but no, not Florida. The older gentleman pictured above landed himself in jail on Friday after trying to break into the cockpit of an American Airlines flight.

According to police reports, within 15 minutes of the flight’s departure from Dallas/Fort Worth, the unidentified suspect had apparently left his seat, rushed past a flight attendant and attempted to force open the cockpit door. He did this while wearing “two pairs of glasses, one with a red beam coming out of the lens, and he had three or four ‘man purses’ on, and he had Superman socks on” passenger Lori Barber told NewsRadio 1080 KRLD. However, the suspect was promptly subdued and restrained once it became clear that the socks did not indeed grant the strength of Ka-El upon wearing.

Once the plane landed in LAX he was taken into FBI custody for questioning. No weapons were found on the man. Barber also noted that the suspect had exhibited suspicious behaviour prior to boarding as well. I just want to know how he got through TSA security with FRICKIN’ LASERS coming out of his glasses. Those are totally kosher with the TSA, but we can’t eat a goddamn cupcake, clip our fingernails or play Words with Friends on a flight? [CBS News]

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