An Austrian librarian on an Austrian Airlines flight from Washington to Vienna lunged at a flight attendant and had to be restrained by three people last weekend. Harald Albrecht, the librarian in question, said he took a sleeping pill with some wine and does not remember the incident.
Albrecht was delusional and intoxicated when gardaí came on board, and when he sobered up the Austrian “was severely remorseful and embarrassed”, Garda O’Rourke said.
Albrecht was coming from a five-week internship at a New York library where he was studying the Holocaust and he has no previous convictions.
Reading out a written statement to court, Albrecht told Judge John O’Neill he would like to apologise to Austrian Airlines, the cabin crew and the passengers.
He took the tablet because he was afraid of flying over the ocean. -irishtimes.com
Well, ain't that a hell of a thing? Think you are going on a relaxing trans-atlantic flight and some librarian freaks out and starts trashing the place. It's like my mama always said, "If you are going to drink with pills, make sure you do it on dry land." She's my angel.