A Florida professor was reportedly arrested for being on a plane with a suspicious bagel. Did they put him in a cell with lots of lox?
A Florida professor was arrested and removed from a plane Monday after his fellow passengers alerted crew members they thought he had a suspicious package in the overhead compartment.
That “suspicious package” turned out to be keys, a bagel with cream cheese and a hat.
Ognjen Milatovic, 35, was flying from Boston to Washington D.C. on US Airways when he was escorted off the plane for disorderly conduct following the incident.
Monday’s incident is another example of other passengers essentially becoming the authority on terrorist activity on planes.
PREDICTION: Look for passengers to be arrested after fellow passengers detect cheesy rumblings from the pizzas brought on from the airport food court. The pizzas will be whispering about needing lots of dough.
And if the FBI picks up Jack in the Box hamburger attending flight schools…watch out. Something doesn’t sound right about “secret” sauce.
WARNING TO CRUISE SHIP AUTHORITIES: Be wary of bagels on board cruise ships. A bagel is a bagel unless it’s at sea.
Then it’s a seagel.
Joe Gandelman is a former fulltime journalist who freelanced in India, Spain, Bangladesh and Cypress writing for publications such as the Christian Science Monitor and Newsweek. He also did radio reports from Madrid for NPR’s All Things Considered. He has worked on two U.S. newspapers and quit the news biz in 1990 to go into entertainment. He also has written for The Week and several online publications, did a column for Cagle Cartoons Syndicate and has appeared on CNN.