A 61-year-old Frenchman found himself a guest of our justice system and Mass. General Hospital today after he grew très furieux when a woman in front of him reclined her seat on their flight from Miami to Paris, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
The American Airlines flight landed at Logan, where State Police charged Edmund Alexandre with interfering with a flight crew. They eventually took him to Mass. General for treatment of a pre-existing condition.
According to the DA's office, Alexandre just wouldn't shut up about the reclining seat:
When a member of the flight crew sought to calm him, Alexandre became more irate and then followed him down the aisle and grabbed him by the arm. An air marshal on board subdued Alexandre and handcuffed him while the plane descended to Boston.
The DA's office recommended bail of $500; a judge released him on personal recognizance. He is next scheduled for an appearance in East Boston District Court on Dec. 29.