Last updated: 11:04 AM ET, Thu November 10 2016

Man Allegedly Strips Naked, Assaults Crew Member to Force Emergency Landing

Impacting Travel | Patrick Clarke | November 10, 2016

Man Allegedly Strips Naked, Assaults Crew Member to Force Emergency Landing

PHOTO: A Condor Airlines Airbus A320 on the runway. (Photo via Flickr/Oliver Holzbauer)

Stripping naked mid-flight and becoming violent is one way to get the flight crew's attention. It's also a surefire way to prompt an emergency landing and depart the plane in handcuffs.

A British man is facing a federal assault charge after doing just that aboard a recent Condor Airlines flight from Cancun, Mexico to Frankfurt, Germany. Yahoo7 News reported 34-year-old Oliver Charles Halliday Gee allegedly assaulted a flight attendant and a passenger following a series of bizarre and troubling events.

It began prior to takeoff when Gee reportedly became aggressive and was demanding alcohol. According to court documents obtained by Inside Edition, about an hour or so into the flight "a crew member was told that Gee threatened to kill another passenger and had 'threatened and intimidated a 3-year-old child.'"

The madness didn't end there. Gee later took off his clothes and told fellow passengers he planned to pee in the cabin.

Documents also show that Gee allegedly slapped a crew member and passenger twice after they had restrained him and attempted to escort him to the restroom.

The plane eventually made an unexpected landing in Jacksonville, Florida, where Gee was met by the FBI on the runway and subsequently arrested.

He faces up to 20 years in prison. 


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