We all know guys at the gym who scream after every bench press rep or spend hours taking bicep selfies in the mirror. Well, this guy might actually put them all to shame. On Tuesday morning, an American Airlines flight from Phoenix to Boston was diverted to Kansas City because of a passenger who refused to stop doing pull-ups on the overhead bins. Dave Markoski, a fellow passenger, told WBZ-TV that the man was intoxicated and leaning against the overhead bins. When another passenger joked that it looked like he was about to do some pull-ups, “the guy actually grabbed on to it and started doing some pull-ups on the plane in front of everybody.”
Although he was asked several times to return to his seat, the man refused. “He would not sit down,” Markoski said. “The flight attendant probably asked him about three or four times to sit down, and he refused to sit down, and then he really got verbally abusive with her, started calling her names.”
Clearly dedicated to his muscle gains and blind to all else, the passenger continued his pull-ups. When the plane was diverted to Kansas City — ultimately resulting in a 90-minute delay — he was met by FBI agents at the gate, though he has not been taken into custody or charged.
The incident goes to show that while security may focus on weeding out dangerous criminals, it’s actually drunk, zoned-in gym hardos who can cause the biggest disruptions.