An unruly passenger who threatened flight attendants after he made several trips to the bathroom and stayed for long periods of time caused the plane to be redirected and was later arrested. The most fascinating part of the story is how the media reported it -- especially after seeing the suspects name.
According to the FBI, Alramakh went into the plane's bathroom and used an electronic device while the plane was taxiing in Chicago. He allegedly refused to follow the flight attendant's directives that he immediately turn off the device and return to his seat, but eventually returned to his seat...
At some point later in the flight, Alramakh got up a third time and approached a flight attendant in a "belligerent, confrontational manner," the FBI said.
"Alramakh was speaking in a loud tone of voice, using profanity, with his face inches from the flight attendant's face. The flight attendant asked Alramakh to step back multiple times, but instead Alramakh shoved the flight attendant backwards against the aircraft," the FBI said in a news release.
As Pat explained the story, he noted his name and country of origin. "This happened to be a gentleman by the name of Saleh Ali S. Alramakh of Saudi Arabia, who saw that coming? "
"Wait a minute, what does that mean. You gave me his name and where he's from, are you profiling," Glenn joked.
But what shocked Glenn and Pat most was how no media outlet commented on the possibility that this was terrorist related. "They haven't said he was a terrorist. They said he was unruly. Unruly," Glenn said.
"This is the story they report. Now, think about this. You're on a plane. And a guy is so unruly that they have to -- that the stewardess takes and duct tapes his mouth closed, which implies, because all you have to do is reach up and pull the duct tape off your mouth, which implies he's in some sort of flex cuffs at this point. "
"We all watch these stories and we all say that was clearly some sort of an out-of-control Muslim," Glenn said. "That's clearly what it is. But nobody's willing to say that."