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(CNN)   Man wakes up after nap on airplane, punches out plane window, gets arrested for plane stupidity   (cnn.com) divider line 67
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2005-10-14 11:30:31 AM  
"It appears to have come out of nowhere," said Marchione's attorney, Thomas Ostrander. "Perhaps it was some sort of a psychotic episode as a result of drug abuse."

huh?
jumping from "out of nowhere".. to "a result of drug abuse" is a lofty step.

i thought we werent held accountable for our actions for a small amount of time (seconds) after we wake up. wasn't there a submission a long time ago about a guy who was woken up during a violent dream and he killed or hurt the person who woke him up, acting in self defense of the actions in the dream..and ended up being aquitted?
 
2005-10-14 11:32:18 AM  
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/"Perhaps it was some sort of a psychotic episode as a result of drug abuse."
 
2005-10-14 11:41:21 AM  
*cockpunches that headline*
 
2005-10-14 12:18:50 PM  
Dr.Knockboots, note that the guy saying that is his own lawyer. When YOUR lawyer starts to say "maybe it's a psychotic episode as a result of drug abuse", I'm thinking you've got issues.
 
2005-10-14 12:21:06 PM  
maybe there were snakes on the plane.

/i hear they're making a movie about it.
 
2005-10-14 12:21:20 PM  
All he wanted was a pepsi, and they wouldn't give it to him.
 
2005-10-14 12:21:21 PM  
Dr.Knockboots: "It appears to have come out of nowhere," said Marchione's attorney, Thomas Ostrander. "Perhaps it was some sort of a psychotic episode as a result of drug abuse."

huh?
jumping from "out of nowhere".. to "a result of drug abuse" is a lofty step.


Mental note: Do *not* hire Marchione as legal counsel under *any* circumstances.
 
2005-10-14 12:21:26 PM  
So? Was probably a follow-up from whatever dream he was having. I've had shiat like that happen to me before where i'll wake up and literally jump out of bed, or hit something or do something else wierd.
 
2005-10-14 12:21:45 PM  
I think the scarier thing here is that someone can actually punch out an airplane window.
 
2005-10-14 12:22:43 PM  
Shirley, you can't be serious.
 
2005-10-14 12:22:44 PM  
He was just waking up from his recurring Karate Kid II dream.
 
2005-10-14 12:22:57 PM  
Shatner wishes he could have punched a plane window out like that. Then he could have saved the plane from the monster tearing it up.
 
2005-10-14 12:24:40 PM  
I had a roommate that you would have to wake up from across the room because he woke up swingin'
/ i always threw a shoe
//or the cat
 
2005-10-14 12:24:53 PM  
if he had a history of drug abuse, and is now clean maybe they could show that as the cause. brain damage and flashbacks and all that.

and sometimes people wake up really freaked out.

or maybe...

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2005-10-14 12:25:44 PM  
Dr.Knockboots, not everyone experiences this phenomenon because the brain is supposed to send the extremities into paralysis during sleep (and especially during REM), but some people experience real-life acting out of talking or motion that goes on in dreams. Some people only experience it every once in a while, some people never do, and some people have it regularly. I have it on occasion. I notice I experience it more when I'm stressed-out.

The brain is weird.
 
2005-10-14 12:26:08 PM  
Ok okay.. So you've never done anything stupid after waking up from a NAPPIE.. YEAH right.. Whatever.. As if..

What's the ideal Nappie length again?? 45 mins?? 2 hrs?? I thought that those were the only 2 acceptable nappie lenghths.. otherwise you are SCREWED!
 
2005-10-14 12:26:08 PM  
What about those people that wake up and run across the room into a wall? What's that called? Maybe the same thing was happening to him. I can't believe his attorney would go straight to relating this thing to drugs.
 
2005-10-14 12:27:22 PM  
Sloth_DC
Mental note: Do *not* hire Marchione as legal counsel under *any* circumstances.

I agree. Also, do not hire Marchone's attorney, Thomas Ostrander, under *any* circumstances.
 
2005-10-14 12:28:13 PM  
What really happened, is the person beside him woke him up BEFORE the in-flight movie, "Cabin Boy", ended.
 
2005-10-14 12:28:23 PM  
Oh, and my dad is big into karate and self defense and any time you wake him up his fist goes into punch mode right away. He doesn't punch but he makes a fist and his arm gets really stiff like he is getting ready to knock you the fark out.
 
2005-10-14 12:28:56 PM  
DayUM!
 
2005-10-14 12:29:05 PM  
Or Marchione's attorney, either.
 
2005-10-14 12:31:21 PM  
What happened in Vegas evidently did not stay in Vegas.
 
2005-10-14 12:32:31 PM  
Apparently, he decided to air on the side of stupidity.

/nothin'
 
2005-10-14 12:33:11 PM  
He faces up to 20 years in federal prison if convicted of a federal charge of damaging or destroying an aircraft while it was operating.

Let this be a lesson that if you're going to be a psycho and try to wreck a plane, make sure it has come to a complete stop.
 
2005-10-14 12:34:06 PM  
who among us doesn't wake up from a nap swinging wildly?
 
2005-10-14 12:36:00 PM  
 
2005-10-14 12:37:31 PM  
Oh, man, this thread is funny as hell.

Three-quarters of the posts on this thread are cracking me up. Kudos to greenone for the funniest one yet.
 
2005-10-14 12:38:52 PM  
Woke my girlfriend up once by putting her in a choke-hold in my sleep. She cross-faced me for it and I still didn't wake up. Of course, she decided that I needed to be woken up as well for being so rude. I am never going to hear the end of it either.
 
2005-10-14 12:39:50 PM  
tobyger14
I think the scarier thing here is that someone can actually punch out an airplane window.

from TFA: Ryan J. Marchione, 24, shattered the inner plastic shield covering the glass window and disconnected its frame

those pop out fairly easily but the outer window is much thicker for obvious reasons
 
2005-10-14 12:40:08 PM  
"Perhaps it was some sort of a psychotic episode as a result of drug abuse."

"The drug abuse may or may not be related to lingering guilt my client is suffering as a result of molesting 86 children last week and failing to file his taxes since 1982," continued Ostrander. "I also heard that he takes it in the pooper regularly"

/you need a new lawyer, dude
 
2005-10-14 12:40:57 PM  
Dr.Knockboots: i thought we werent held accountable for our actions for a small amount of time (seconds) after we wake up. wasn't there a submission a long time ago about a guy who was woken up during a violent dream and he killed or hurt the person who woke him up, acting in self defense of the actions in the dream..and ended up being aquitted?

Reminds me of a story (probably an urban legend because I've never actually seen it documented) about a guy that walked home after an evening of drinking only to discover he'd locked himself out of his house. He broke a window, crawled in and promptly went to bed and passed out. Neighbors heard the breaking glass and called the cops. After checking around outside and knocking on the door to no answer, they entered the home and found the guy in his bed. The guy woke up to a bunch of strangers with guns in his room and he grabbed his pistol from under his pillow and the cops promptly wasted the guy.
 
2005-10-14 12:41:25 PM  
Zyklon B. Goode
Shirley, you can't be serious.

I'm always serious. And don't call me Shirley.
 
2005-10-14 12:43:03 PM  
I was having a dream that I chased a Viet Cong across the river, tackled him and was beating the living shiat out of him and woke up punching my (then) girlfriend in the back of the head.

She said it was like "an explosion of light and stars."

I woke up on like the third blow and was straddling her with my fist cocked back for #4. I was mortified.
 
2005-10-14 12:44:32 PM  
Props to this dork...

Airplane windows are pretty damned sturdy.

/wonders if he broke his hand
 
2005-10-14 12:46:25 PM  
People who have spent time in the joint pretty much wake up like that. I know plenty of people (unfortunately) who have done time, and you totally have to announce yourself before walking up on them or behind, unless you like having your face met with a nice right cross.

I guess dude was having a major 'OZ' flashback thinking about Adebisi tossing that salad (without the ranch salad dressing, mind you).

/shudders at the thought
//bet he will take Amtrak next time
///Slashy McSlashy
 
2005-10-14 12:49:08 PM  
No more watching 'Platoon' before bed.
 
2005-10-14 12:52:52 PM  
[image from img.fark.com too old to be available] ?
 
2005-10-14 12:54:31 PM  
Zloveforever:

I guess dude was having a major 'OZ' flashback thinking about Adebisi tossing that salad (without the ranch salad dressing, mind you).

"Ah prefer syrup."
 
2005-10-14 12:55:42 PM  
So_it_goes, is it sad that I came to this thread just to see if anyone had posted that picture?
 
2005-10-14 01:03:38 PM  
hunky_dory77: No more watching 'Platoon' before bed.


I was just about to suggest you lay off the war movies a bit.

I have a friend that has severe sleep walking problems. He has woke up running down the highway in his underwear, with cut up bloody feet. He has seen angels and the devel in his closet, blood running down the walls. He once had carpet burns all over his body because he thought someone with a cross-bow was shooting at him. Every time he shot, my friend would dive and slide on the carpet. He had a dream that a bridge was falling on his house (Had watched some footage of a bridge collapse earlier that night.) and got up, ran onto the deck and jumped over the side. He woke up halfway down.

I have tons of sleepwalking stories from him. He has rolled his wife up into a ball before, and put her in choke holds. Don't think he has ever hit her though. Yet.
 
2005-10-14 01:08:33 PM  
I'm going to promote a theory with about as much backing as the drugs comment, therefore it must be true...

See while he was sleeping, the guy sitting in the seat next to him was playing with his... toys. And well, what guy wants to wake up to another guy playing with their toys. I mean, my Tonka truck is my own.
 
2005-10-14 01:11:08 PM  
Sounds like he almost punched the passenger next to him, but decided it would be better to punch the plane, like he wouldn't get in as much trouble.

Wrong...

/should have punched the passenger.
//or himself.
 
2005-10-14 01:15:55 PM  
2005-10-14 12:40:57 PM untrustworthy

No..that was real. I knew the guy. His name was John Leaf and he lived in Indianapolis.

Real shame.....
 
2005-10-14 01:25:22 PM  
Inigo_Montoya: No..that was real. I knew the guy. His name was John Leaf and he lived in Indianapolis.

No kidding? Did the cops get into any trouble or have to pay restitution to his family or anything?
 
2005-10-14 01:27:29 PM  
BTW, nice headline.
 
2005-10-14 01:29:39 PM  
Back in high school, I used to take the subway to school. The ride was about an hour or so, so I usually slept on the way in if I was lucky enough to get a seat. One morning I was particularly tired, and fell asleep almost immediately and started dreaming. In my dream, someone threw a punch at me, so I blocked it (imagine a big wax on). Well, I might have been sleeping, but the block was real and I ended up hitting the woman sitting next to me with a fairly substantial elbow strike. I looked at her to apologize, but she just sat frozen, and refused to make eye contact with me. (She probabaly thought I was nuts and just hit her for no reason). She never did look at me, so I never got to apologize. (I don't know why I didn't just apologize anyway... I was a kid). I felt badly about hitting her, but not badly enough to stay awake... I was asleep again within ten minutes.

That being said, I could understand how this guy could have punched out a window in a half-sleep stupor.
 
2005-10-14 01:46:57 PM  
untrustworthy
It was a few years ago, but as I recall there were no reprecussions for the cops. Do a search on "John Leaf" and "Indianapolis" and I bet you'll find something..

Also, he had a knife, not a pistol, but otherwise your recollection is pretty much the way it went down.
 
2005-10-14 01:52:03 PM  
I could definatly understand it. Many a times I have woken up and gotten dressed thinking it was a different time than it actually was. That may not compare but this instance might: I once woke up saw my remote behind bars (a la POW camp) and "rescued" it, by which I mean breaking my blinds (and the wodden weight) and freeing my remote. Boy I felt stupid after that. I have also awoken many time (maybe 60 in 25 years)screaming and punching thankfully while no one was in the bed with me. Most members of my family do it, it's quite normal for us really. I just fear I might knock out my fiance one day.
 
2005-10-14 01:54:00 PM  
I go through spells where I get that a lot. Last night for example, I woke up suddenly, fell out of bed and punched the wall.

One time I dented the wall, there were knuckle shaped holes there until I moved out and my parent's repainted.

My violent sleeping seems to be a side effect from my back medicine, I haven't had it as much sinc eI lowered the dosage.
 
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