Man Booted Off Hawaiian Airlines Flight After Refusing to Pay for Blanket, Making Threats

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A man was booted off a Hawaiian Airlines flight on March 8, 2017 after he refusing to pay for a blanket and allegedly made threats. (Credit: Honolulu Star Advertiser/Leila Fujimori)

A Hawaiian Airlines passenger got booted off a flight Wednesday after he threatened to “take someone behind the woodshed” and refused to pay $12 for a blanket, officials said.

The incident began after the plane took off from Las Vegas, and a 66-year-old passenger complained that he was cold, according to Officer Rob Pedregon, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Airport Police Department.

He asked for a blanket and was told it would cost $12, the officer said. The man became upset and said he shouldn’t have to pay because it was cold, he said.

So he asked to speak with the airline’s corporate office. During an in-flight call with company representatives, the man allegedly said, “I would like to take someone behind the woodshed for this.”

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