I haven't heard more about this guy that was all over the local news a few weeks back.

He was on a flight from San Diego to Denver. And, Ezra, the 29-year-old, was arrested by FBI agents and charged with assault. And, here's what this guy did.

Two sisters were in his row, and he took pictures of the 9-year-old girl. She tried covering her face to block the photos. He then grabbed the hands of the 16-year-old sister, and bound them tightly with athletic tape. The girls were scared, freaked out, and the stewardess (oh wait...flight attendant), did what any great flight attendant would, helped the girl escape the tape. And then, she let the girls move to another seat.

And what did they do to this guy? Oh, nothing.

He was able to leave the plane, even though he told the stewardess (she's back to being called that, for letting the guy leave) he had just finished a bottle of vodka before boarding the plane, and was just having some fun.

The FBI, and the girls, didn't see it that way.

Now, what made me so angry is...if I have to stand there with my shoes off for hours, I'm not going to complain. We had this 9/11 thing, and security is tight. I get it. But, when you then let someone leave that is taking pictures of little girls, and tying hands together, we got a problem.

Oh, and speaking of shoes...there was a story somewhere in San Diego, and I completely forgot all the details. But, it said a big guy robbed someone of their wallet, and also their shoes.

The story didn't say, though, if they were some really expensive, nice shoes. Or, did the thief do it so he couldn't be followed.

I did wish the newspaper writer, when the criminal was described with his height, weight, race, approximate age...would've loved to have seen "And possibly wearing size 12 Pumas."

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cardig Oct. 29, 2008 @ 10:38 a.m.

Wow, you can get kicked off a flight for wearing the wrong clothes or drinking before the flight, even if you keep to yourself and don't bother anybody. Bondage and pedo is OK??? Guess that goes with the MO of airlines.....kinda like how they hold you captive on the runway for hours waiting to take off or de-ice the plane.....NOPE, you can't get off the plane, you are our captive!! OH, theres a perv in row 4 tying up little girls?? Does he need a job??

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antigeekess Oct. 29, 2008 @ 12:08 p.m.

Sickening. Here it is, with video:

http://kdka.com/topstories/southwest.airlines.teen.2.838097.html

(If the correct vid does not cue, click the thumbnail on the left.)

What's really great is that this guy is a TOW TRUCK DRIVER. That's right, ladies. When you're stranded out on the road late at night near Denver and call a tow truck, it just may be driven by Mr. Athletic Tape, bottle of vodka in hand.

Creepy.

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MsGrant Oct. 29, 2008 @ 2:04 p.m.

That's too awful for words. It happens all the time, though, but not to that extent! My sister and I were coming back from New York once and this guy sat next to us and proceeded to drink himself into a stupor. He then started to barrage us with insults and started insinuating we were a couple. It was crazy. The "attendant" finally moved him, but we were astounded at how far they let it go before they did anything. I mean he was really yelling.

I was also stuck on the tarmac at JFK on Valentines day 2007, and I was flying American. My husband and I flew in and were stranded for only about three hours, but this guy behind me kept bellowing about how next time he was going to fly Jet Blue!! He had a little kid with him, so I tried to be sympathetic, but finally gave him my orange to shut him up. We were probably 20 yards from the gate, and people were begging to let them get out and walk. No dice. They made everyone sit there. No free drinks, no nothing. The worst part was they kept saying "just another 30 minutes or so folks, just relax and we will have you out of here in no time." It was pretty horrible, so I can only imagine what the people stuck for ten hours must have been feeling.

I'm not sure if shoe profiling is politically correct. I remember reading in the UT a while back that people were questioning why race had to be brought up when identifying suspects. Huh?!?

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NachoDaddy Nov. 1, 2008 @ 9:32 p.m.

I sometimes suspect that if you're willing to show that you're going to be difficult, that you can get away with more.

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