We’ve all been there: hungry and cranky on an airplane.
Yet Jeremiah Mathis Thede, a 42-year-old man from California, just couldn’t keep it together. (Pro tip: We recommend preserving sanity by watching a bad-but-so-good rom-com.)
On a Chicago-bound United Airlines flight, which departed from Rome on June 21, Thede was so desperate for extra nuts and snacks that he forced a detour. The plane had to make an emergency landing in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where Thede was arrested for “endangering the safety of the aircraft,” according to The Telegraph.
Thede started demanding extra snacks from flight attendants only 15 minutes after takeoff. The crew gave him some nuts, but Thede became agitated just a few minutes later, saying, “I can have as much nuts and crackers as I f—— want.”
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Due to his erratic behavior, the other 260 people on the flight were stuck overnight in the Belfast International Airport baggage claim – rather than continuing on to Chicago – because the airplane’s crew had “timed out.” (United has strict regulations surrounding how long the crew can work until they are required to take a break.)
Thede follows in a long line of passengers getting disorderly on planes for aggressive food-and drink-related requests. Kate Moss, for example, was forced to deplane after the crew refused to serve her more alcohol.
Moral of the story: Bring your own supply.