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Tag: JetBlue

FBI Arrests Woman Accused of Setting Fire to Blankets During Flight

JetBy Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The FBI arrested a woman who set fire to two blankets while aboard a Puerto Rico-bound flight from New York City’s John F. Kennedy.

According to the statement by the FBI, passenger Idializ Gomez was a passenger on a JetBlue aircraft when she “utilized a lighter to ignite and successfully damage two blankets and a portion of the in-flight control panel of the seat next to hers.”

Gomez boarded the plane at 12:43 a.m. and was arrested at 4:21 a.m. Tuesday, when the aircraft landed in Ponce, Puerto Rico.

Gomez was charged with destruction of an aircraft and aircraft facilities.

It’s unclear what prompted Gomez to allegedly ignite the blankets with a lighter. The FBI continues to investigate.

Tampa Woman Faces Potential of Prison Time After Punching Homeland Security Agent in Face

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A Tampa woman who punched a Homeland Security agent in the face may find herself in prison, the Associated Press reports.

Latrese Brantley, 40, faces up to 20 years behind bars after pleading guilty Wednesday to assaulting a federal agent.

Brantley was causing a disturbance on the April 30 flight and was being escorted from the plane when she punched a Jet Blue employee.

She also punched a Homeland Security employee who came to help.

The employee suffered scratches and abrasions and required medical attention.

Man Charged With Trying to Take Stun Gun, Box Cutters, Pepper Spray, Knife, Electric Charge on JetBlue Flight

jetblue2By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Think of anything you’re not supposed to bring on an airplane — short of a gun.  Now think of  Jose Pol.

Authorities charged that Pol tried to take a stun gun, four box cutter knives, pepper spray and a switch blade on a JetBlue flight from Puerto Rico to Boston on Monday, according to Reuters news service.

But that’s not all. An FBI affidavit also said his luggage contained two lighters, a device that gives an electric charge via a wire when a button was pressed, scissors, matches, a flight simulator program and information about New York City, Reuters reported.

He was  arrested at Luis Munoz Marin International Airport on Monday after the items were discovered in his luggage by security, the news service reported. Reuters first reported that the man was from Puerto Rico, but other reports later had him hailing from Rhode Island.

“We will continue to investigate this matter vigorously until we determine the defendant’s motives in attempting to board an airliner with the dangerous weapons he was carrying,” U.S. Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodriguez-VØlez said in a statement.

JetBlue a Little Blue Over Boozed-Up Passenger and Diverted Flight

Some passengers are better off sticking to Diet Coke and pretzels instead of booze — especially when it means diverting a flight.

By Associated Press
SALT LAKE CITY — The FBI says a JetBlue flight headed from New York to Burbank, Calif., landed in Salt Lake City after an intoxicated passenger caused a disruption.
The FBI’s Salt Lake office says about 130 passengers and crew got off of Flight 359 in Salt Lake late Monday night and were re-screened.
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