The 58 year old man who tried to stop a United flight in August because he was late trying to get to his 40th high school reunion in Ohio pled guilty to “misdemeanor tampering.”
He was sentenced to 2 years’ probation and 100 hours of community service. He had been charged with felony endangering public transportation.
When I first saw this, I thought “but how did he get on the tarmac in the first place?”
Rehmar, on foot, chased down the driver of a tug that was pushing back an airplane, forcing the driver to stop. Rehmar then “insisted on boarding the aircraft,” the statement says.
Authorities say Rehmar pushed open a secure emergency exit because he was late for the flight. The door triggered an alarm, and airport employees and Denver police responded.
The best part, though, is that there’s video: