Remember when Real Housewives of New York's Aviva Drescher threw her prosthetic leg onto the dinner table in a fit of rage? Here's a refresher:
Well, it looks like she's not the only one to use her prosthetic as an intimidation method. A woman went bats--t crazy during a flight to Edinburgh on Wednesday night when she was told (A) she couldn't have her own parachute and (B) she wasn't allowed to smoke cigarettes on the plane. Did she expect these unreasonable demands to be met?
Obviously not getting the solo parachute and smokes she wanted, the 48-year-old passenger slapped a young girl sitting nearby and then proceeded to unfasten her leg and swing it around, aiming at the flight attendants. Then she used her non-prosthetic leg as a weapon, kicking the s--t of everyone around her and throwing food.
According to an eyewitness via the Edinburgh News:
"We were coming back from Tunisia when this lady kicked off. She was off her face on drink. She was shouting ‘I want cigarettes' and that she wanted a parachute to jump off the plane. She slapped a young girl and then assaulted the cabin crew with her prosthetic leg. They took it off her, but she started kicking them with her good leg. It sounds funny, but it was not a laughing matter at the time. It was serious. She was totally drunk. It was pretty shocking."
Apparently the woman got in an argument at her hotel in Tunisia and escalated the fight on the bus ride to the airport, where she continued her recklessness aboard the flight. According to passengers, she was extremely intoxicated and aggressive.
The crew eventually managed to restrain her and handcuffed her while the pilot made an emergency landing at Gatwick. As she was escorted off the plane, relieved passengers broke into song, singing the "Hokey Cokey" (also known as the "Hokey Pokey").
The plane sat on the runway for about an hour while police took statements, but everyone eventually made it to their end destination safe and sound. Except for the woman who got kicked off (see what we did there?).
So many leg puns to be made, so little time. We're just happy everyone's alive and no one was seriously maimed by the prosthetic.