Air Traveler Jabs Snorer With Pen, Booted Off Flight

Southwest reports strange incident
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 17, 2015 5:15 PM CDT
Air Traveler Jams Snorer With Pen, Booted Off Flight
File photo of a Southwest jet.   (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

It's bad to be seated next to a snorer on a plane. Worse is if you snore, and you get seated next to someone armed with a pen who evidently can't stand it. Southwest says a woman on a plane used her pen to jab the arm of the sleeping guy next to her more than once. After he woke up howling, the taxiing plane returned to the gate, and the woman was kicked off the flight from Chicago to New Hampshire, reports USA Today.

"Imagine being asleep and then being stung by bees, and then waking up and going, 'Oww,'" air traveler Lenny Mordarski tells ABC7. A fellow traveler says Mordarski's arm may have brushed the woman's on the armrest and set her off. The Chicago Fire Department checked out Mordarski's bruised arm, and he continued on his way without pressing charges. The woman was allowed to take a later flight. (More air travel stories.)

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