And you thought your last seatmate on an airplane was a bit irritating . . . Try David Alan Anderson, 60. Anderson sat down on a Delta flight from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas and immediately began elbowing the passenger next to him and claiming the armrest. It then got worse . . . much worse.
The other passenger says he told Anderson, “Sir, you are going to have to move over.” Anderson allegedly responded by staring at him and then said “If I have a knife, I would slit your throat.” After a complaint to flight attendants, they observed he had something cupped in his hands. Police later found a Gerber folding knife with a 3 ½-inch blade. The police say that Anderson denied having the knife and then proceeded to threaten the police by saying “Your days are not long,” “It’s a shotgun in the chest,” “I’ll pull your eyeballs out,” and “It will give me a lot of pleasure to see you again, but you won’t see me, bucko.” Not good.
He now faces an array of charges from smuggling a weapon on an airplane to threatening a law enforcement officer.