Locking Yourself Inside An Airplane Cockpit Is One Way To Get Yourself Arrested

Not that we suggest in any way that anyone try storming a jetway to hole up in a locked airplane cockpit, but if you’re going to do it, you should probably expect to end up in jail.

This is the lesson learned this afternoon by a man — described by reports as “heartbroken” and despondent following a breakup — in Louisiana who allegedly helped himself to the cockpit of an American Eagle plane.

WVLA-TV reports that the man got onto the plane after it had pulled up to the gate so crew could begin the pre-flight cleaning. The flight was supposed to have gone from Baton Rouge to Dallas-Fort Worth, but things obviously got delayed when the pilots were on the wrong side of the cockpit door and police had to negotiate with the man inside.

Baton Rouge police and the FBI eventually talked the man out of the cockpit and took him into custody. Though police tell WVLA that the man apparently made it through screening without signs of a weapon, we imagine he’ll now be getting a more thorough pat-down.

[via NBCDFW]

Thanks to Joe for the tip!

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  1. Olivia Neutron-Bomb says:

    This sort of thing is easily solved. Simply build cockpit doors so weak they can easily be kicked in. That should do it.

  2. Excuse My Ambition Deficit Disorder says:

    Not to be a troll, but more out of curiosity…. isn’t suppose to be “hold up” not “hole up”? As Chris Rock said…he didn’t get enough hugs from his Daddy.

  3. TheMansfieldMauler says:

    described by reports as “heartbroken” and despondent following a breakup

    Wow. She must have taken his dog.

  4. Razor512 says:

    If he wanted to delay the flight, he should have kept it real and did it the “hood” way, grab some cinder blocks, prop the plane up on the blocks, then steal the wheels.

    After that, In my neighborhood, I have seen cars, jeeps, vans, and SUV’s propped up on cinder blocks, with the wheels stolen but no one in real life has done it to a plane yet.

  5. akede2001 says:

    Since the hold/hole up came up..

    Is he actually a passenger if the plane never moved?

  6. StatusfriedCrustomer says:

    I thought the cockpits had locking doors with security codes. Remember the pilot who went crazy and the copilot locked him out of the cockpit by changing the code? Why was this cockpit door not similarly locked?