AA Passenger Causes Disturbance After Leaving DFW Airport

passenger disturbance AA Passenger Causes Disturbance After Leaving DFW Airport

(credit: Lori Barber)

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – A disturbance on-board an American Airlines flight scared passengers and landed a man in police custody Friday.

Flight 2401 left Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport bound for Los Angeles. Passenger Lori Barber said about 15 minutes into the flight a man charged past her, demanding to see the pilot.

Barber told NewsRadio 1080 KRLD the man was hard to miss.

“Well he was 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,” she recalled.

After preventing the man from entering the cockpit, he was subdued and the flight continued.

A spokesman with American Airlines said the FBI took the man into custody at LAX, for exhibiting “suspicious” behavior during the flight.

Barber said the man was acting strangely before boarding the plane and that flight attendants witnessed it. She feels he should not have been allowed to get onboard.

American confirmed that no weapons were found on or used by the passenger.

There were nearly 150 people on-board the plane when the incident happened.

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One Comment

  1. Joseph Bloweth says:

    I don’t see what the news is… a typical LA loon flew to LA… big deal. People like this grow from trees in La La Land.

    1. Joe Mannix says:

      So true. I avoid that cesspool of a city (and the whole state for that matter) like the plague.

      1. Jeff L. says:

        I’m an LA native. I live in the area and I couldn’t agree with you more. Most of the folks here are nuts. I attribute it to the socialist/liberal indoctrination we got from the public school system here. California will soon be bankrupt, and it’s likely that the rest of the country will pay. I hope that the bailout comes with some strings that will constrain our out-of-control government, but when I look at the example that the Federal Government is setting, I lose hope.

      2. nolibs says:

        Good. California doesn’t need another loser.

      3. FrankD says:

        @Jeff L – There won’t be any bailout. You’ll sink or swim on your own. I left LA 32 years ago and never looked back.

      4. brassia says:

        Hmm, what do you expect -it is Hollydud and Obamaland!

      5. John Ramirez says:

        Joe, You don’t know how blessed you are being able to aviod the whole state, Some of us are trapped here because of the state of the states fiscal condition due to liberal policy’s.

      6. StopSellingLies says:

        Another made up event. Unelected officials took over Washington and the media after the coup and cover up. Even most of the comments online are financed with your tax dollars. Big brother is trying to create the perception of public opinion while burying the truth. They think you can’t handle the truth. Fact of the matter is we have no democracy, president, and freedom of press is an illusion.

        Our next election is shaping up to be as big of a sham as the last. Do you know why Sarah Palin’s bus tour was really canceled? Do you know why she stayed 30 miles away from the second debate and chose the death of Steve Jobs to announce that she’s not running? Know what leaked out? Sarah Palin and Cain aren’t in the race for the same reason, the truth leaked out.

        Search PalinsDirtyLittleSecret for the biggest cover up in world history before it disappears forever much like me.

      7. Jim says:

        Jeff L, Sad but true. In any case, thanks for input from an L.A. native…

    2. nolibs says:

      Seems like one of your Texan freaks escaped the asylum. Send him back!

      1. Fake Name says:

        Oh, please. This is so typical of Los Angeles. You cant throw a stone in Venice, Santa Monica or Hollywood and not hit some aged hippie homeless person and/or college professor that thinks they opened their mind with LSD and now need to make political statements that only their broken minds understand.

      2. nolibs says:

        Sorry, Fako, there are plenty of freaks in Austin, Texas. Get in touch with your inner qu33rs and steers. You know you want to.


    3. Gene says:

      how right you are LOL

    4. B.O. says:

      Another Obama voter makes the news!!!

    5. weeone says:

      I can’t believe they detained the DNC Chairman……… this political harassment of leading liberal political figures has to stop

    6. Daisy says:

      Well, at least we now have a photo of “Stop Selling Lies” to look at.

    7. Ross Busboy says:

      I didn’t know Vanilla Ice had aged so badly.

    8. Jessie Collander says:

      i was on the same flight a week ago and it went smoothly other than people hacking from the flu or cold and crying babies. at least we didn’t get some wacko like this man on our flight. I did notice the AA crew was not too cheerful. Maybe they’re upset the bankruptcy is cutting pension and benefits. Maybe this wacko man was once a worker!

    9. Joe Bite-me says:

      He was on acid…BFD!

    10. Raphael says:

      Say what you will. Without this “cesspool of a city”, a lot of you Southern and farming mouth-breathers wouldn’t have enough change in your pockets for a friggin’ happy meal. There’s good and bad everywhere. This guy does not represent the average Angeleno.We’re a city of very hard working people and heavily populated and the law of averages will tell you that any place with millions and millions of people is going to have a few eccentrics and worse. Put your guns and tea party literature away for a second and visit here for a couple of days. See for yourselves.

      1. Spike says:

        Been there many times for work and a few for pleasure. While not all residents need a bullet to the brain to put them out of their madness, there were a lot more in LA than in any other city I have ever been to. Something about LA attracts nut jobs like moths to a flame.

      2. Bill in Texas says:

        Looks like the truth hurts, Raphael!

      3. dr says:

        omly a fool goes to la with out gun

      4. Midwest Farmer says:

        @ Raphael: You’re a typical angry liberal nut job. WIthout us farmers, you wouldn’t eat. Also, I would like to see you run a large acreage farm. My farm is a multi-million dollar business with multiple pieces of equipment to maintain and operate. Input costs such as seed, fertilizer and fuel must be tightly controled in today’s market. Hardly a job for an idiot as you try to convey by calling us mouthbreathers.

        I have visited LA five times in the last 15 years. During my visits, I found pleasant people well outside the city (in the high desert) but I always encountered a high percentage of complete loons in the city itself. I have NEVER encountered that level of idiots in NYC or Chicago. I certainly would never see that level of idiocy in Des Moines or Sioux Falls.

        So … keep your chaos. We don’t need you either. However … if you want to eat more than dandelions, you need us farmers.

        PS – By ragging on farmers, you also rag on those whom I also found to be the most normla of the CA lot … the CA farmer.

  2. Eric says:

    This guy can board a plane but have a few drinks and I’ll bet you can’t get on. Sheesh.

    1. Joe Mannix says:

      No kidding. They don’t let me on if my toothpaste is over a certain ounce size, but this a$$hole gets on no problem. Just look at him! LOONEY TUNES!

      1. weeone says:

        please not disparaging remarks about beloved cartoon characters

    2. George Garrett says:

      Just what AA needs. Let some more people like this on the plane.

  3. Freq Flyer says:

    Alec?? Alec Baldwin??

    1. JDKBama says:

      that’s funny!!!

    2. brassia says:

      he may pass for Alec Baldwin after gastric bypass….

  4. diane says:

    no news here…just another Obamloon

    1. Cynthia says:


      1. Steve M. says:

        Yeah, really!!!

      2. proudnot2bliberal says:

        Hey the loon is from LA ! LA is 2nd for Lefty loons only after san fransissyco (an old don imus saying) Please its easier to find a SF giants fan in LA than a conservitive.

    2. s says:

      and your what ??? a CHURCH FREAK

  5. Agent VX says:

    Did the state hospital lose a patient? Oh, wait… The entire state of California is a giant mental institution!

    1. weeone says:

      I’m not, I’m not, i’m not,I’m not, I’m not, i’m not,I’m not, I’m not, i’m not,I’m not, I’m not, i’m not,I’m not, I’m not, i’m not,I’m not, I’m not, i’m not,I’m not, I’m not, i’m not

  6. Brenda says:

    Another fluking idiot wanting his 10 minutes of fame. The world has gone fluking crazy.

    1. JDKBama says:

      or gone FLUKE crazy. what a tramp

    2. brassia says:

      hahahha, English language got enriched with one more word- Flucking….and it can be used in place of foul language…..

      1. weeone says:

        Fluking; the breaching of the surface by a whale on it’s side while extending it’s fluke above the water line. Sea-world stuff:

      2. John says:

        @ weeone: Yeah, and gay used to mean happy.

  7. Condor says:

    At least, thank God, the TSA screened all the 80 year old women in wheelchairs before the flight.

  8. Rationalist says:

    What’s the deal with crazies on planes nowadays ?! I’ve been flying for 25 years and seems like up until the last 5 years or so, except for 9/11, there hasn’t been this much nutty activity. Are people off their meds, or are just going nuts ? I mean, what in the world are people thinking when they go out in public and act this way…?! Also, seems as though most activity is happening on AA – whether it’s flight attendants or someone else off their meds, or the airplane having some sort of malfunction. I used to fly AA all the time – not no more !

    1. Crustyrusty says:

      Nutjobs have been getting on planes for years, but nobody cared until fed.gov got the entire nation paranoid and afraid to get out of bed lest they poop their diapers….

  9. Phil says:

    We need machines that detect unusual / suspicious behavior. Introduce it at airports first, then roll them out at train stations, then sporting events, shopping malls and ultimately on the streets. I for one have nothing to hide, and would gladly sacrifice personal liberty for public safety.list to Janet Dung Beetle Nepolitano, she knows best.

    1. stopthe says:

      No we don’t. We need to chill the f*** out. Everybody is such a pansy nowadays. A guy acts a little eccentric and we all pee our pants. What a bunch of wusses.

      1. LibertyLover says:

        Agreed. Thought the same thing as soon as I read it.

    2. John says:

      Your solution is to invent a magic machine? really?

      1. Phil says:

        Sadly, behavior sensing machines already exist.

    3. rld77 says:


    4. Phil says:

      I am being sarcastic, you morons. And to correct my post the end should read “Listen to Janet Dung Beetle Nepolitano, she knows best”. I, better than 99% of even “awake” folks, realize the tyranny we are entering. I can’t believe you idiots didn’t pick up on the sarcasm. I called the head of Homeland Security a dung beetle, for crying out loud!

      1. brassia says:

        Correction- we aren’t only enetering the tyranny- we are already halfway there…
        We are not even aware of the extend of laws, rules and regulations secretely put in place already.
        For instance did you know that ANY public pool (be it even in hotel ) has to have a lift to lower a person up to 450 pounds into the pool..Law got into effect as of 3/16/12. Failure to do so will result in a law suit…Lawyers are already lining up with the tongues hanging out…

      2. weeone says:

        Phil (inmate # ??) where should we send your gift boxes? I’m thinking you called her a sheet head. Man are you going to need some cigarettes.

      3. Phil says:

        Does my nickname for Big Sis get censored? I called her a d u n g b e e t l e. Janet ” D u n g B e e t l e” Napolitano.

      4. LibertyLover says:

        I got it, Phil, my reply was in reference to the article. The guy sat back down and didn’t cause any problems so no big deal. Eccentricity isn’t against the law… yet.

    5. weeone says:

      BUT we have the TSA, didn’t they notice this nut job?

  10. Viking 2002. The One And Only. says:

    Jeff L. – here’s our plan out here in flyover country. Phase I: We’re putting the bleach and a scrub brush to Washington this fall. Phase II: after the rest of OUR assorted fruits and nuts void their bowels out of the sheer terror that we adults took back our country, they’ll likely gravitate to your front yard like moths to a flame. THEN when Kali goes bankrupt, we’re cutting off the welfare tap. So, I suggest that you and the rest of the other sane Californians – all nine of you – prep a bug-out bag, load the U-Haul, pack up the kids and the family pets, and evacuate before we implement Phase III, which is to kick the gaddamn territory out of the Republic in perpetuity after we install one-way turnstiles on our new western border.

    1. bif says:

      You will starve without all of Cali’s tax dollars flowing into your backwoods swampland state

      1. stopthe says:

        Are you claiming CA is a net source of funds, instead of a giant fiscal sinkhole? lol. GTFO.

      2. 51Phantom says:

        And this is why the rest of the country will have to bail them out next month?

      3. brassia says:

        You got it all wrong-CA may send money in, but takes way way more back!!!

      4. Bill in Texas says:

        Most of California’s tax dollars left the state. They’ve set up business in Arizona and especially Texas.

      5. CJ says:

        Huh? Put down the bong, pal, Kalifornia is broke! What other state are they supporting if they can’t even support themselves?

    2. stopthe says:

      f**in right, give it back to Mexico. Who needs it? The mexicans would do a better job of running california. I’m down with La Raza, OPP and all of that.

  11. Thank You TSA says:

    Another TSA success story. Not.

  12. ditchdigger2 says:

    Sad, looks like a retired 1960 College Proffessor that missed Woodstock. Certified nut case.

  13. Beavis says:

    I want to party with him.

  14. homer says:

    Umm, can anyone place a foot into the aisle walking space and trip idiots like this onto their stupid face?

  15. cletus van damme says:

    One great big festering neon distraction

  16. Daniel says:

    There are some people who love attention and will do anything to achieve attention. Look at the way this man has dressed himself. It says it all. This may be an extreme case but, nevertheless that is what this is all about. However, I think such an individual should pay a stiff penalty for fulfilling his selfish desires at everybody else’s expense.

  17. wow says:

    America… This guy’s vote counts as much as yours.

    1. stopthe says:

      Doesn’t matter. There is no one worth voting for.

    2. brassia says:

      Well, we actually see and live voting results of 2008

    3. weeone says:

      In Californication, they count his vote twice.

  18. bernie says:

    take me to the pilot
    take me to the pilot
    take me to the pilot of your chamber

  19. Afterheart says:

    Most likely a TSA false flag to make it seem like they are needed. Thos clowns will do anything for pulbicity. Molestation anybody.

  20. Eagle in NYC says:

    Flying to Los Angeles? I think pops got into his “medical” marijuana a bit early.

  21. hereandnow says:

    Maybe he wanted to offer the pilot fashion tips?

  22. Scott Cunningham says:

    I think we finally found Gary Busey

    1. Bill in Texas says:

      Busey is doing car ads in Houston right now.

  23. Jsmith says:

    How did this knucklehead, who was clearly a nutjob, get on the plane in the first place? Thanks TSA — you incompetent morons!

    1. weeone says:

      NOW NOW Jsmith, me nice to morons!

  24. Jay says:

    I think he kind of looks like the guy from MF Global who can’t find the 1.2 Billion $$…

    1. weeone says:

      Jon Corzide, US Senator, Governor, friend of the Democratic Party, that guy who can’t find $1.2 billion he mislaid! you’d think he never existed, even Google has forgotten about him and his thievery.

  25. Steve M. says:

    Sounds like a typical Obama supporter and another reason why I left Kalifornia.

    Too many of the “beautiful people” dressing like nuts, right out of a movie. Hate to say it, but this is normal LA behavior. This guy has obviously had too much sun, by the rest off the nation’s standards.

  26. Terry A. Davis says:

    God says…
    trusting that they would soon outgrow it. No humane being, past the
    thoughtless age of boyhood, will wantonly murder any creature which
    holds its life by the same tenure that he does. The hare in its
    extremity cries like a child. I warn you, mothers, that my
    sympathies do not always make the usual philanthropic distinctions.
    Such is oftenest the young man’s introduction to the forest, and
    the most original part of himself. He goes thither at first as a
    hunter and fisher, until at last, if he has the seeds of a better
    life in him, he distinguishes his proper objects, as a poet or
    naturalist it may be, and leaves the gun and fish-pole behind. The

    1. WilliamPenn says:

      Dude, are you the guy from the plane?

      1. weeone says:

        LOL Yah!

      2. Michael says:

        He just wanted to be beamed up. He is really Joe Bit Me following shape shifting….

    2. Smack Dab says:

      Ask God to recommend a good restaurant around here…

  27. Dennis D says:

    He sounds like an OCCUPY wacko

  28. Regulas says:

    Another Obama voter

  29. XPIOLT says:

    It’s well known fact that the best fruits and nuts come from California.

  30. thomas says:

    Was that Herb Kelleher?

  31. LEL MN says:

    Just an old 60’s hippy with a half baked brain.

  32. fred says:

    We have to commend the TSAfor allowing this guy through. I mean, ganny probably got stopped but they let him through. If the flight attendeant thought he should not be allowed on, why did she sit on her ass and let the plane take off?

    1. Lori Barber says:

      He was on board lighting a lighter!!!

  33. jon says:

    Airline policy is one carry on and one item, not “3 or 4 man purses”. In Addition profiling would have labeled this guy a nut job and got him additional screening if the TSA wasn’t inept

    1. weeone says:

      IF TSA wasn’t inept; elephants could fly and rainbow stew would be free!

  34. WilliamPenn says:

    I’ll bet my paycheck he voted Obama and intends to vote for him again.

    1. weeone says:

      they already have his signed 2011 ballot.

  35. Rich says:

    I think it’s unfair that the man was profiled prior to the flight.
    (Of course, had he been properly profiled and subsequently denied the flight, none of this would have happened.)

  36. Wide Awake says:

    He has the right to dress any way he chooses as long as his privates are covered.

    Look, this CFR ZION-MARXIST OBAMA SMITHOLE is getting to the point that if you don’t walk, talk and act like a good little OBAMA NAZI, you’ll end up at the FEMA camp scrubbing toilets.

    Next flight I’m dressing up like Ariel, and yes, I will be unshaven!!

    1. daveca says:

      Im hoping to get IN a FEMA camp.

      I can have MUCH more fun inside…..

      Psy Ops work both ways.

  37. Baron Von Raschke says:

    Soon wearing your crucifix in plain view will get you the death penalty.

  38. Edward XXXVIIII says:

    I pledge my alliance, to the CFR, and the New World Order and UN,

    And to heck with the republic, we’re just fat men in the stands,

    One nation, under Obama, inadmissible, and moocherism and FULL CAVITY SEARCHES for all.

    1. weeone says:

      WHen? Where? Can i come too!

  39. Words So True says:

    When der fuehrer says we is da master race
    We heil heil right in der fueher’s face

    Not to love der fueher is a great disgrace
    So we heil heil right in der fuehrer’s face

    When Frau Napptano says we own the world and space
    We heil heil right in Herr Hitlers’ face

    When Herr Panetta says we’re gonna bomb dis place
    We heil heil right in Herr Hitler’s face

    Are we not he supermen, Diversity unpure supermen?
    Nein we ain’t no supermen (super duper supermen)

    Is this Nazi land so good
    Would you leave it if you could

    Ja this Nazi land is good
    We would leave it if we could

    ***** We bring the world to order
    Heil Hitler’s world to order

    Everyone of foreign race
    Will love der fuehrer’s face
    When we bring to the world dis order

  40. Mike Merryman says:

    Bill Buchanan to old fool on plane – “We don’t have time for your personality disorder.”

  41. rider29er says:

    got a friend from L.A. who calls his home town folk El-Aliens……so true

  42. Bobby Hill says:

    His last words reportedly, “That’s my purse! I don’t know you!”

  43. JustSayNowNow says:

    In a related story, consisting of 90% Democrat supports, feels the Government should pay for SuperMan Socks for all.

  44. JustSayNowNow says:

    In a related story, Los Angeles voters, consisting of 90% Democrat supports, feels the Government should pay for SuperMan Socks for all.

    1. Jeff Shaffer says:

      NO WAY DUDE>

  45. Zipperhead says:

    Is that you cousin Eddy. (R.Quaid) ?

  46. iambicpentamaster says:

    From the description it was either Sean Penn or Charlie Sheen…

  47. Rick O'Shea says:

    TSA thought he was perfectly normal when he went through security and he looked like he might be an arab?

  48. FedUp says:

    You’ve been Califonicated. Soon the whole country will be.

  49. macaroo says:

    Kalifornia, the fruit and nut State.!!

  50. Ken Pick says:

    What’s strange about 4 man-purses and Superman socks? The guy should be on the cover of GQ.

  51. iambicpentamaster says:

    Just saw the pic.

    The perp is def stylin’ and profilin’…

  52. John C says:

    “She feels he should not have been allowed to get on board.”

    Well duh, if someone is acting in a bizarre manner and you refuse to let them board, you won’t have to have them removed from the plane later when the behavior continues on the plane. This is called common sense, a rapidly dissapearing quality in American society.

  53. Mohammered Muhdeak says:

    I didn’t know Wal-Mart had an airline! Wha ha ha ha!
    Seriously, I’m bringing duct tape when I fly so that anyone who might delay my flight gets taped to their seat.

  54. Jim says:

    The flight attendants probably demanded the man not be allowed to board but the greedy executives thought his fare was more important.
    Once again flight crew trying to do their job with no support from upper management.

  55. Jeff Shaffer says:

    This is clearly another problem created by President Bush and Barry does not know how to fix it.

  56. Forward Observer says:

    Hey, is that Joe Walsh?

  57. janvones says:

    Remember that it was Clinton who removed air marshalls from domestic flights at the behest of United and American Airlines. That worked out great on 9/11. Were there no armed adults on this flight either? If so, why didn’t they taser him if he was a threat/ If no, why did our current commander in chief leave the safety of those passengers to the wiles of some stewardesses?

  58. CHe says:

    Looks like a liberal Obama Zombie who voted for Obama

  59. ONTIME says:

    Had the dude been from SF there might have been sexual assaults charges pending for attacking the pilot……

  60. BB says:

    Is that Phil Jackson?

  61. Mike Mahoney says:

    Do not discount that this guy might have been a TSA paid stooge to convince us of our need for their protections. Still, in all, how did he get past security in the first place? Its all too strange.

  62. Ron says:


  63. John says:

    Gate agents never care what happens at the gate…All they care about is getting the light boarded and out of there.

  64. Beau Taylor says:

    As long as he’s able to pass the anal sex assault with penetration at the gate, he’s good to go. Maybe they didn’t probe deep enough. Don’t worry Chertoff is working on a deep probing device that will keep you all safe from Mitt Romney’s foreign policy.

    1. Jeff Shaffer says:

      Again, another person getting an A+ for stone throwing and an F for content when it comes to position explained. If you want to talk forign policy then do so with examples and comparisons.,

  65. Smack Dab says:

    The guy “StopSellingLies” posts the same copy and paste comment all over the internet no matter what the subject is. The guy is nuts and paranoid.

  66. Rick T says:

    Americans are such cowards that yelling boo would make them faint

    The real enemy is their government chocking the life out of the citizens (not the illegals) while taking every liberty and freedom away. Most morons don’t realize this or could care less. Real creeps.

  67. Jeff Shaffer says:

    The pussafication of America. Who could be scared of this old man?

  68. Beau Taylor says:

    @Jeff Shaffer, I tried to reply to this above twice but it doesn’t seem to show up.

    JS: “Again, another person getting an A+ for stone throwing and an F for content when it comes to position explained. If you want to talk forign policy then do so with examples and comparisons.,”

    My intent was not to try to reason with Boobus Americanus about their cowardly blood-thirst or anything like that. I merely want to cry out loud and maybe laugh a little as a guy in superman socks trips the wires of a plane full of Fatherland Security’s frontline troops. They’re going to “say something” when “they see something”. There’s no stopping that and Operation Mockingbird’s agents will dutifully report it. Just leave me to cry and maybe laugh a little in piece. Ok?

    1. Jeff Shaffer says:

      Well Said….I am against name calling…It gets us no where. Enjoy your day.

  69. Beau Taylor says:

    Oops I mean “peace”. Look what you’ve done to me giving me that “F”!

  70. FedUpTxn says:

    The problem is an out of control healthcare and insurance (can we all spell thieves?) that is keeping much needed medications from mental patients, in turn placing the general public at high risk! Shouldn’t the right to “life, liberty, and…” include our basic health without paying more for it than our mortgage!

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