It’s a shameful tale indeed that unfolded at the Long Beach Airport, on a recent flight set to depart for Sacramento. A mysterious drunken man appeared to be looking for trouble, as he began boasting about his wealth an IQ, and arguing with other passengers. Little did these passengers know, this man was indeed actually who he said he was: a vice president at a California Real Estate company.
David Brackett, who is believed to be a vice president at California real estate and mortgage company Homeland Financial Network, was filmed disobeying crew and yelling obscenities with two other people recently on a flight from Long Beach to Sacramento.
The entire scene was caught on camera by passenger Sara Walter Bear, and her video was widely spread after appearing on the blog Rants of a Sassy Stew.
In the footage, Brackett identifies himself and then goes on a rude rant, prompting him to be shown the aircraft door. At various points in the video, the man threatens to sue his fellow passengers. ‘I did not sign any disclaimer for this to be released,’ he says at one point to the woman filming. ‘So I will be filing a lawsuit.’ One woman shouts back: ‘Go ahead Jay Z. Bye Felicia’.
Later on, the man who identifies himself as David Bracket said, ‘You’re right, I’m a loser, I own six houses…’ He also brags that he has an IQ score of 176 – and 20/20 vision.
After the plane is redirected back to the gate, airline officials step in and throw the man off the plane. Two other men are also taken away after passengers identify them as co-culprits. The woman who uploaded the video wrote on Facebook the three men at some point ‘started talking really loudly about plane bombings,’ freaking out another woman who can be seen in the video.
In response to this incident, JetBlue issued the following statement:
‘On April 8, Flight 266 from Long Beach to Sacramento returned to the gate shortly before departure following a report of disruptive customers in the cabin. The aircraft was met by local authorities where the customers were removed before the flight continued on to Sacramento.’
Since this incident David Bracket has received hundreds of email threats and had to shut down his facebook which had thousands of comment. He has issued the following apology: “I’m standing up for my mistakes,” said David Brackett. “I’m not blaming anybody but myself for the actions that I did.”
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