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Worst Passenger of the Week: “Very Troubled” Homophobe Starts Brawl in Dallas Airport


Every Friday, FlyerTalk looks back at the week’s most charming individuals. While there are always plenty of contenders for our Worst Passenger of the Week award, only one lucky flyer can take home the glory.

Third Place — I Cross the Line

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His daddy might’ve sung the Folsom Prison Blues, but John Carter Cash, 44, risked singing them in Canada after causing a disturbance at Deer Lake Regional Airport (YDF) on Monday. According to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Cash arrived at the airport intoxicated and stripped down to his underpants once inside.

YDF security convinced Cash to put his clothes back on before the police arrived, and the RCMP described him as “cooperative.” Cash was held by police until he sobered up, at which time officers released him. Charges are not being filed against Cash, who has no previous criminal record.

Second Place — SpeeDON’T on American Airlines

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Jerome Jarre is an Internet celebrity with 7.5 million followers on Vine, and on Tuesday, he almost went to jail for the sake of giving the Internet (and a cabin filled with unsuspecting passenger) something to laugh about. Jarre, 24, was on an American Airlines flight from Mexico to Miami when he recorded himself retreating to the lavatory and reemerging in nothing but a speedo and an inflatable duck. The Frenchman paraded down the aisle wearing little more than a smile while passengers laughed at the prank. One member of the American crew, Jarre tweeted, wasn’t amused and told Jarre he’d be arrested once they landed.

“JUST LANDED. ABOUT TO BE ARRESTED,” Jarre tweeted alongside #AmericanAirlinesCHILLOUT, which quickly began trending. Jarre later uploaded a video to YouTube claiming he’d been interrogated by the FBI and was released without charges, leaving viewers with a parting reminder to “be silly (but not on international flights).”

An American representative told BBC Trending that Jarre had been detained, not arrested, and that no charges were pursued. “Speedos may look good on the beach, but no one wants to see them dancing in the aisle at 35,000 feet,” the representative said.

The Winner — “A Very Troubled Man”

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While waiting to board a flight at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), one man proved that bullies come in all shapes. Viral footage of the incident, which occurred at Gate 30 in Terminal C, shows an unnamed, unprovoked passenger harassing a man wearing a pink shirt.

Witnesses to the event described the homophobic man as “on some sort of drug” and “absolutely crazy.” Bystanders intervened when he became physical. A man in a black cowboy hat then asked what he was so upset about, at which point the man shouted: “Queers is what I am upset about” and slurred insults at the man in the pink shirt before attacking him.

Bystanders quickly subdued the man, who police then arrested. The man’s name has not yet been released and it is unclear what charges he faces.

[Photos: John Carter Cash; Jerome Jarre via Twitter; WTSP]

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nimj November 3, 2014

Brendan at 7:04pm November 02, 2014: If that's what you're worried about when wearing a pink shirt, I think you better check your confidence in your sexuality at the door because someone's looking a little insecure

tigermark82 November 3, 2014

The guy getting arrested at DFW is Randy from South Park in the little league episode. "I thought this was America!". If you haven't seen the episode, google "randy I thought this was america".

Brendan November 3, 2014

I'm straight, and a few days earlier I wore a pink shirt to a breast cancer awareness party at a local bar. Come on, in October even NFL players add pink to their playing uniforms! But I must admit I don't wear that pink shirt otherwise because it makes me feel like a marked man.