January 18, 2010, - 3:44 pm
On Friday, I told you about the “innocent,” “flying while Arabic” Muslim man who locked himself in the bathroom, apparently made a bomb threat, and tampered with the panel inside the bathroom door. But, hey, it was “nothing,” and they let him go, when the plane landed at the Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City, Michigan.
Calculated: The Last Time People Drove Through Airport Security Fences
What I didn’t tell you (nor did I know at the time) was that, in the early morning right before this happened, a woman deliberately crashed her car through the airport security fence. The woman was allegedly drunk. But it’s just waaaaay too much of a coincidence. Keep in mind that this is a tiny, tiny airport at the top of the Michigan glove, serving a mostly rural area. Things like this don’t happen there, let alone two of ’em in one day.
It was a busy day for authorities responding to incidents at Cherry Capital Airport.
Well before federal, state and local officials responded to a passenger’s allegedly suspicious activity on an incoming aircraft Friday morning, they arrested a woman who crashed her vehicle through an airport security fence.
Traverse City Police arrested a Twin Lakes woman, 19, around 5 a.m. after she allegedly barreled into a perimeter security fence near the east end of Carver Street.
“An airport security guy checking the perimeter saw headlights … and called us,” Capt. Steve Morgan said.
Officers found an allegedly drunken woman behind the wheel of a two-door red Pontiac. The car became stuck in the snow after crashing through the fence, which sustained “considerable” damage.
Morgan said police spoke with Transportation Security Administration officials Friday morning. TSA officials inquired about the incident, Morgan said, likely after airport officials contacted them about the perimeter breach.
I just don’t buy that this was just a drunk woman, though she might have had a drink or two for her cover story in case she and her Islamic buddy on the plane didn’t succeed with whatever they were trying or testing.
Do drunk women usually head for the airport at 5:00 a.m. to crash through the security fence? Apparently, even the normally blind, deaf, and dumb TSA agreed with my suspicions or they wouldn’t have “inquired” about the “incident.”
Remember the last time a car crashed through a security fence at an airport? Several Islamic doctors in Glasgow do, because they failed to blow up the airport, as they’d planned.
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