Originally posted by SportsFan:So if we are to believe her and he said "I am the bomb" then what did he exactly do wrong? He was an a*****e to the counter agent and security? As far as I know being an a*****e isn't a crime. And when they took him into custody he seemed to be cooperating fairly well. Ya he was telling them to f**k off and all but he didn't resist.
The problem is this is a series of events. This event by itself would be no big deal. Combine it with everything else and you have an issue.
Saying "bomb" in the airport is like yelling fire in a movie theatre. You can't do it and it will get you in trouble.
Say it wasn't Aldon but some other smuck. You overhear "bomb", would you want to go on the same plane as that guy?
Would you risk your life and your families life? Just cause he may or may not be serious.
At a time when people want to kill Americans, these things are taken seriously.
I agree that he'll get some citation for disturbing the peace after it's all settled down. But for him to be an as* hat to the ticket counter lady and other employees, he will deserve whatever he gets from this incident.