threats of “Lebanon”
Posted by adiamondinsunlight on December 19, 2008
I am dying, absolutely dying, to see Waltz With Bashir – which opens here in the city on December 26. In the meantime, I received a Google news alert about a less reflective Israeli. This man apparently also spent time in as a soldier in Lebanon – and decided to use his experiences there to threaten his fellow Jet Blue passengers:
BURBANK — A JetBlue flight headed from New York to Burbank was forced to make an emergency landing in Salt Lake City late Monday night after an intoxicated passenger caused a major disturbance.
Shalom Yarimo was arrested Tuesday night and charged with felony interference with a flight crew.
Now, Yarimo says he had become ill after choking on his food, and was unnecessarily treated as a safety problem by the flight crew.
Officials tell a different story: “Some of his activities included running up and down the aisles, opening and closing the overhead bins, shouting at the flight attendants, making a statement that he had shot people in Lebanon.”
Upon landing in Salt Lake City, Yarimo’s 130 fellow passengers and the flight crew had to deplane and be re-screened before completing the trip to Burbank.
Yarimo was booked in the Salt Lake County jail. He has a court appearance scheduled for Wednesday.
Ugh. What a lame excuse: I was choking, so I began to threaten people by mentioning my murderous activities as an occupying soldier. I hope the judge gave him an appropriately harsh sentence.