The Marines were called into duty with an unusual mission: keep an unruly passenger quiet. However, despite their best efforts the man, who was previously acting erratic, lept atop a drink cart and started removing his clothes. He now faces 20 years in jail.
According to a Department of Justice Report, a man is facing 20 years in jail after admitting guilt regarding an incident in January where he interfered with the flight crew. A 33-year-old Auburn, Washington man named Adam Williams was traveling from Seattle, Washington to Charlotte, North Carolina when he began to act erratically.
According to the report, once the flight was airborne he yelled, “Where is Jamie Sanders?” and jumped over passengers in his row before climbing aboard a beverage and food cart, knocking a flight attendant to the ground along with several drinks.
William then ran down the aisle before being confronted by a flight attendant who calmed him down and shepherded him back to his seat. Some Marines who also happened to be on the flight were reseated next to Williams.
However, Williams, after staying calm briefly, began screaming and yelling and taking off his clothes. The pilot then made the decision to divert the flight to the Billings, Montana airport where the man was arrested after landing.
Williams faces 20 years in jail and a $25,000 fine for his behavior.
Read the full Department of Justice Report here.