I think the following story could only happen in Canada (ok maybe Germany as well). Naturally it involves beer – our favorite beverage!
Usually when a plane makes an unscheduled stop it’s because there’s a fire onboard, it has engine trouble or there’s some kind of medical emergency … but not in Canada! Nope! A beer theft on board an Air Canada Jazz flight on Tuesday caused the plane to divert.
Even the Mounties got involved!
Steve Holmes, a Royal Canadian Mounted Police Constable told AFP that a passenger had stolen beer from a beverage cart and then tried to flush the empty cans down the jet’s toilet in order to dispose of the evidence. (Yeah like him wobbling around the craft drunk wouldn’t be noticed!)
The flight from Vancouver to Fort McMurray, Alberta was diverted to Kelowna, British Columbia, and police arrested the 23-year-old suds thief.
The man now faces charges of causing a disturbance on an aircraft, Holmes said.
Well folks, now you know what will happen if you steal booze on a Canadian flight!