Talk about your bad days. Nobody really likes air travel, especially since it begins in an airport and ends… in an airport, but nobody would hate it more than someone who ran into as many problems as an unfortunate passenger on US Airways Flight 1267. Halfway between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Dallas, Texas, a US Airways flight returned to Philly to make an emergency landing where police stormed the plane and removed a man from the seats who had been suspected of carrying a dangerous substance. Turns out, that was an unfortunate hoax. However, all was not well for Christopher Shell, who was removed from a plane in Philadelphia after being the victim of a hoax and later arrested when he arrived in Texas on different charges. Just think, all he wanted to do was fly home and celebrate his birthday!
“They turned the gun and pointed it at the guy sitting right next to me. I was shocked,” said Steve McNeal of Milton, Pennsylvania, who was on the flight next to Shell. ”I had been talking to him on the way out for the first 15 minutes of the flight. Nothing seemed abnormal.”
Shell verified he was the man pulled from the plane, though he didn’t leave a statement. Police arrested him when the plane landed at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, but did not reveal the official charges. The FBI was responsible for the first arrest in Philly; local cops arrested him in Dallas.
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