This is so weird. An obese male traveler wearing a military-style hat and an ankle monitor randomly plops down on another passenger’s belly who was lying on the ground.
We don’t even know how to process this one. In what has to be one of the most bizarre things we’ve seen in a long time a male passenger was laying on the ground at the airport when another male passenger randomly plops down on his stomach.
What makes it even weirder is the man is wearing a military-style hat (aka “cover”) and is proudly displaying an ankle monitor of some sort.
The man laying on the ground is off to the side and out of the way and an unseen male passenger is filming the offending “plopper” who appears to be on the phone. The tubby man then marches over to the prone passenger and literally just drops his full weight on the other man.
The startled man jumps up and a brief verbal fracas ensues. It doesn’t get physical, although it certainly could have. The man lying on the ground didn’t appear to be a slouch and probably would have got the better of the plopper if it turned physical.
Another man enters the scene and although unclear, it seems as if maybe he was traveling with the plopper and although it’s hard to hear the body language suggests he is apologizing for the other man.
The person filming the event is kind of stunned by the whole thing and asked the assaulted party if they knew the plopper – assuming he did and that some sort of prank was underway. The whole thing is wild.
Commenters in the subreddit suggest the ankle monitor is an alcohol monitor and that perhaps the man is drunk as a means to explain his unusual behavior. Pre-pandemic we’d probably agree with that assessment, but the last two years of pandemic-era travel chaos has given us enough evidence that there are just a lot of angry, weird, nuts out there…so who knows!
Of course, it could just be a prank and the jokes on us.