Plane forced to turn around after woman fakes illness to get a bigger seat

A woman was taken into protective custody for pretending she was experiencing a breathing problem in order to get a bigger seat on an American Airlines flight from Pensacola to Miami, reports NBC News.

The pilot decided to turn the plan around and landed in Pensacola. When the plane landed, the woman refused to get off and admitted she'd lied. Everyone else on the plane deboarded, and the woman remained as the sole passenger. Authorities eventually talked her into leaving. Once she exited, she was taken into protective custody.

From NBC News:

"American Eagle 3508 returned to Pensacola due to a passenger who requested medical assistance," American Airlines said in a statement to NBC News on Friday. "The flight took off at 5:43 a.m. and landed back at Pensacola at 6:26 a.m. and taxied to the gate. All [passengers] deplaned normally at the gate through the main boarding door and onto the jet bridge. The passenger was subsequently removed by law enforcement and medical personnel, and the flight took off again at 7:41 a.m."

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A woman climbed into the lion exhibit at the Bronx Zoo and uploaded video to Instagram

Over the weekend a woman climbed the short exterior fence around the lion exhibit at the Bronx Zoo, and waved and chattered at the closest lion as bystanders watched. Read the rest

The history of wingwalking as told by a wingwalker, whilst walking on a wing

There's no one better to teach you about the history of folks walking on the wings of planes than a fella walking on the wing of a plane. I mean, that's pretty much as gonzo as you can get. Read the rest

Watch this fellow nail an absolutely insane parkour jump

"Hold up!" (via r/gifs)

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Woman banned from parks after pinching policeman's bottom

"The officer was shocked and had cause to arrest her," writes the unbylined author of The Shields Gazzette's report on the arrest of Louise Richards, alleged boob flasher and assaulter of police.

Richards was banned from the area's public parks after reportedly shouting “You fancy me, don’t you” and pinching the right buttock of an officer at North Marine Park in South Shields, near Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. She was charged with and has admitted sexual touching without consent.

Mrs Bellamy said: “The victim was one of four police officers called to North Marine Park at 2pm on Friday, August 21 to reports of a group of males and females being rowdy in the park.

“Richards was one of those present and the officer had cause to search her. She lifted her top and flashed her breasts.

“She was warned about her behaviour and told members of the public and families were in the park.

“Richards approached the officer and said ‘You fancy me, don’t you?’.”

She said the officer began to walk away, but Richards grabbed their right buttock and squeezed it.

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