Masturbating Man Grounds Flight in Omaha
Doug Adams, 26, allegedly tried to open emergency exit door
By Shelley Hazen,  Newser User
Posted Sep 25, 2014 11:17 AM CDT
A Virgin America plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Omaha, Neb., when a passenger wearing a hospital bracelet tried to open an exit door during the flight.   (TomoWTFreak)

(Newser) – A masturbating man may be responsible for grounding an airplane in Nebraska Monday, though reports about what exactly took place on the Virgin America flight from Boston to Los Angeles are sketchy. The Federal Aviation Administration calls the incident a medical emergency, reports KNBC, but accounts from police in Omaha—where the flight made its emergency landing—indicate a 26-year-old named Doug Adams was on drugs and may have been pleasuring himself midflight. Two LA film producers sitting near Adams claim he wore a medical bracelet and "had been mumbling about not trying to be violent, and how [he didn't] want to be a violent person," CBS reports.

Adams asked to use the bathroom and when he returned, witnesses say he argued with a woman sitting next to him, as per CBS. "He didn't want to sit next to her. He got back up, told the attendant he wanted her to move, and at that point they paged to see if there was a doctor on board." Adams was then moved to the back of the plane, where witnesses say he "began to remove the plastic covering from the emergency exit door and tried to pull to open the door." According to KABC, an off-duty police officer was on board and subdued Adams, who was taken from the airport in handcuffs and went to a hospital. (This flight was grounded when two people fought over a reclining seat.)
 

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