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UA pilot charged after hitting his breaking point at DEN employee parking lot

Old Aug 17, 2023, 10:53 pm
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UA pilot charged after hitting his breaking point at DEN employee parking lot

Mods: feel free to move if not in the right place. I thought UA frequent flyers might be interested in this story. The pilot will surely be a hero to some.

"A United Airlines pilot has been charged in a bizarre ax attack earlier this month in which he savaged a parking arm at a Denver International Airport employee parking lot, causing an estimated $700 in damage. Police say the pilot, Kenneth Henderson Jones, told them "He just hit his breaking point."
https://www.cbsnews.com/colorado/new...irlines-pilot/
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Old Aug 17, 2023, 11:13 pm
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Originally Posted by DVX
Mods: feel free to move if not in the right place. I thought UA frequent flyers might be interested in this story. The pilot will surely be a hero to some.

"A United Airlines pilot has been charged in a bizarre ax attack earlier this month in which he savaged a parking arm at a Denver International Airport employee parking lot, causing an estimated $700 in damage. Police say the pilot, Kenneth Henderson Jones, told them "He just hit his breaking point."
https://www.cbsnews.com/colorado/new...irlines-pilot/
Guess he just wanted to be disarming...

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Old Aug 17, 2023, 11:16 pm
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Is it common for people to drive around full sized axes in their car?
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Old Aug 17, 2023, 11:19 pm
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Originally Posted by Extraordinary1
Is it common for people to drive around full sized axes in their car?
... Don't you?
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Old Aug 17, 2023, 11:25 pm
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Originally Posted by Extraordinary1
Is it common for people to drive around full sized axes in their car?
Make sense to me...those pesky parking arms.
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Old Aug 18, 2023, 12:13 am
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Why ax the parking lot attendant for help when you can handle it yourself.
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Old Aug 18, 2023, 12:22 am
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I hope he doesn't have ax handy in the cockpit if he's stuck in a ground stop at EWR.

It was probably just easier to grab the arm and pull on it to break it. On the other hand, swinging the ax makes a statement.
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Old Aug 18, 2023, 1:52 am
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Preparedness and will. Not all heroes wear capes.
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Old Aug 18, 2023, 3:01 am
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He thought he was in “FREE PARKING” but actually he was in “GO TO JAIL”.
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Old Aug 18, 2023, 4:24 am
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Originally Posted by Extraordinary1
Is it common for people to drive around full sized axes in their car?
Based in Denver, he may live in the forest. Many people in mountain and forest areas always have a shovel, a bucket, and an axe in their car in case they encounter wildfire in the woods. Everyone is expected to help.
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Old Aug 18, 2023, 7:07 am
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Reminds me of the Greek legend about the Gordian knot. Though “DEN airport parking lot” is less exotic a setting than the one confronting ALexander the Great in the parable/legend…
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Old Aug 18, 2023, 8:08 am
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Originally Posted by Extraordinary1 (Post # 3)
Is it common for people to drive around full sized axes in their car?
Originally Posted by jsloan (Post # 5)
... Don't you?
Indeed. How do you chop your wood?
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Old Aug 18, 2023, 8:10 am
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I will reserve judgement until I know exactly how long he was stuck waiting there. If after a long flight he just wants to go home, and they are unreasonably detaining him for a long time, I may not have done it myself, but I can certainly understand why he did it.
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Old Aug 18, 2023, 9:09 am
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Good thing he didn't hit his breaking point inflight.
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