Friday, November 23, 2007

Late Dr. Uses Bomb Threat to Catch Plane

Doctors are really busy and fight tight schedules, but this is ridiculous.

A novel method of getting to your plane in time, by a doctor from the Volunteer State.
A Tennessee physician who phoned in three bomb threats to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in July in an effort to keep his plane from leaving without him pleaded guilty Wednesday to a felony charge of false information and threats.

Kou Wei Chiu, 31, of Nashville, faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine when he is sentenced Feb. 22 in U.S. District Court in Seattle.

According to court documents, Chiu admitted calling in three bomb threats July 25 in an effort to hold his Northwest Airlines flight to Memphis at the gate because he was running late.

When the first and second calls from an airport pay phone had no effect, he called in a third threat, indicating there was a bomb on board the flight, according to court documents.

More: Physician pleads guilty to Sea-Tac Bomb Threats

The doctor missed his plane in the end, but it returned to the airport later after the threats were made known.

While the doctor's plan was creative and ground-breaking for the medical profession, it's not likely to be written up in The New England Journal of Medicine.

by Mondoreb
& Little Baby Ginn


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