This week on Weird and Wacky Wednesday a woman tried to deboard a plane…mid-flight, carpet cleaners in Michigan were accused of being burglars and monks in Thailand failed their drug tests.
Follow the jump for more of this week’s weirdest and wackiest cases from around the globe.
I don’t care if we’re mid-air, I want off this plane
Lots of people have a fear of flying, based on thinking the plane they’re on is going to crash. Most people’s fear doesn’t come from thinking someone else on the plane is going to attempt to open the door mid-air.
But perhaps what happened on a flight going from Texas to Ohio may unlock a new fear for people.
During the flight, a woman first pushed a flight attendant in an attempt to make it to the exit door, but when she was ultimately stopped and restrained by other flight attendants and denied access to look out the window, she tried to open the door again.
Then when another passenger grabbed her to stop her from succeeding in opening the door, she bit their thigh. Her reasoning behind all of this was that Jesus told her to open the door.
Due to her unpredictable behaviour, the flight had to make an emergency landing in Arkansas, where the woman was arrested and has since been charged with assault within maritime and territorial jurisdiction and interference with flight crew members and attendants.
This entire situation definitely sounds like new fear has been unlocked.
Carpet Cleaning confusion
You would hope that a place serving food and hosting hundreds of kids a day would have its facilities thoroughly cleaned often enough that employees are able to at least recognize the cleaning crew. However, apparently, this isn’t a normal assumption, and that is supported by the fact that an employee at a Chuck E. Cheese in Michigan called the cops after she didn’t recognize the carpet cleaners coming to do their jobs.
The woman called the police reporting an attempted robbery and hid behind the desk waiting for them to arrive. When they did, the men were handcuffed in the parking lot.
Luckily the police allowed them to explain they were there to clean the carpets and even had a key to prove it. The whole situation just makes you wonder how often these kid play spaces and restaurants are actually getting a proper clean down.
Monks on meth
Who would have thought our last crazy story of the week would be about a group of monks in Thailand?
A Buddhist temple has been left empty recently because the four monks who were there failed their drug tests. They tested positive for meth, which is apparently easily accessible in Thailand.
Fortunately, the monks are being sent to rehab, and other monks are being sent to the temple so people will still be able to practice their religion.