DUBLIN — Stop that plane! An Irish man who missed his flight at Dublin Airport has been arrested for running after the plane on the tarmac.
Witnesses say a man who appeared to be in his 20s broke through a door and ran toward the Ryanair plane, which was about to take off for Amsterdam.
A passenger was pinned to the ground by police at Dublin Airport this morning after running out of the terminal towards the plane https://t.co/at941vkeK6 pic.twitter.com/CPVCdycDwD
— BBC News NI (@BBCNewsNI) September 27, 2018
The airport said in a statement that a man became “agitated” after he and a woman arrived at the gate too late for their flight. It said the man “broke through a door and made his way onto the apron, trying to flag the aircraft down.”
He was restrained by Ryanair staff until police arrived.
Irish police said they were called to the airport at about 7 a.m. Thursday.
They said the man was taken to a Dublin police station.
If you thought his antics ended there, think again. While outside of a Dublin court later that day where he was charged with criminal damage to the airport door lock, the man – who has since been identified as Patrick Kehoe, 23, from Wexford – dropped his trousers and mooned photographers and journalists.
Wexford man Patrick Kehoe lashes out at and then moons photographers after being charged with damaging door at Dublin Airport having missed his Ryanair flight to Amsterdam this morning. @pa pic.twitter.com/mc8CyHtZw4
— Niall Carson (@niallcarsonpa) September 27, 2018
Not surprisingly, Twitter-verse responded in full, with tweets that poked fun at the situation.
@JimCarrey was this you? Liar Liar 2? #DublinAirport pic.twitter.com/VtB3uNzOWo
— #FeckNews (@FeckNews1) September 27, 2018
Live scenes from Dublin Airport pic.twitter.com/JutRnOTiiJ
— tilehurst royal (@tilehurstroyal) September 27, 2018
My favourite story of the day … Man tackled to the tarmac by Dublin Airport police after breaking onto runway .. and chasing the plane down the tarmac to try and make his flight to Amsterdam???????????????????? https://t.co/pFQ3stBHWR pic.twitter.com/DGL6Vzacuw
— Zora Suleman (@ZoraSuleman) September 27, 2018
With file from The Associated Press