Drunken RIM executives chewed through restraints aboard Air Canada flight
The two executives, George Campbell, 45, and Paul Alexander Wilson, 38, were described by fellow passengers as “quite intoxicated” when they boarded the plane. One passenger, when asked to describe their behavior after take off, said,
Campbell, in particular, threatened to “off people when they left the plane.” He later lay on his belly in the aisle and started kicking the floor. One of the two also assaulted a flight attendant and threatened to punch another flight attendant. Eventually, crew members attempted to restrain the men with plastic handcuffs and tape, but Campbell and Wilson managed to “chew their way through their restraints.”
The prosecution in this case described the men’s behavior as “way over the top.” Although both men have pleaded guilty to mischief and ordered to pay Air Canada a combined $77,000, Air Canada is estimating that the ordeal cost them close to $200,000 and is expected to sue for the remaining balance.
source: CBC News via SlashGear
1. Kmack posted on 12 Dec 2011, 17:23 4 0
nom nom nom nom nom.... didn't they know that food is served on airplanes now?
2. paulyyd posted on 12 Dec 2011, 17:42 0 0
lesson learned? dont f**k with blackberry executives, deey don't play that s**t mhmmmmmmmm hahahh
3. Sniggly posted on 12 Dec 2011, 17:51 2 0
Damn. I think there was more than alcohol involved. That sounds more like a couple varieties of drug.
4. squallz506 posted on 12 Dec 2011, 18:30 0 0
This is the funniest news ive read since the german puppy hells angels fiasco.
5. corporateJP posted on 12 Dec 2011, 19:55 1 0
If they only had this type of tenacity for the products they delivered...
6. remixfa posted on 12 Dec 2011, 21:03 0 0
bhahahaha.. omg. really?? they threw a tantrum on the floor and chewed through their plastic restraints???? These guys just get done watching Con Air or what? lol. what a bunch of doofs.
10. hepresearch (unregistered) posted on 13 Dec 2011, 09:48 0 0
mmmmmm... plaaasticcc! YUMMY!
11. Hyperion posted on 13 Dec 2011, 13:30 0 0
O, man you guys are making my day today. Between the story and you guys it's just to funny.