If I asked you, "Hey, do you think it would be amusing if I were to joke that I had a corona virus on a full plane?", You would probably answer, "Not at all, you idiot." conversation an idiot aboard a WestJet flight from Toronto had nobody with him when he did exactly that.
"I looked around, I said "can I get everybody's attention please" and".
"The flight attendants came, gave him a mask and gloves and told him to go to the back of the plane", she told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.
'I thought it would spark a reaction.
Potok Philippe, a Canadian Instagrammer, has been arrested after causing an emergency landing in a Toronto-Jamaica flight with his coronavirus stunt.
Medical body of workers checked the Potok over at Toronto'sPearson Airport and showed he had no signal of the virus, government mentioned. "More people seeing on social media, going, 'Wow, this kid's got some balls, ' or, 'This kid is insane'".
He was then arrested on charges of mischief and breach of recognisance, also known as breach of peace bond.
There were 243 passengers on the plane.
Potok, an aspiring musician who boasts more than 30,000 followers on Instagram, defended his actions. The death toll in mainland China from the virus has risen to 425, with the total number of cases now standing at 20,438, officials said Tuesday.
"It would be something else if I said I have a bomb strapped to me or I have a weapon on me". But, in retrospect that wasn't the smartest thing to do, talk about a worldwide epidemic, especially evoke fear in people. James is set to appear in a Brampton courthouse on March 9th.
The coronavirus outbreak, which can lead to pneumonia, has killed 500 people and infected more than 24,000, with 11 confirmed cases in the United States, USA Today reports.