Dammit I need a drink

Now THIS is the sort of story you're surprised you don't hear more of. I wonder at how often this really happens, because you'd be so pissed off if you were over limit and you'd just bought it.

Airport anger:

man sculls litre of vodka

A man nearly died from alcohol poisoning after quaffing a litre of vodka at a German airport security check instead of handing it over to comply with new carry on rules, police said on Wednesday.

The incident occurred at the Nuremberg airport on Tuesday, where the 64-year-old man was switching planes on his way home to Dresden from a holiday in Egypt.

New airport rules prohibit passengers from carrying larger quantities of liquid onto planes, and he was told at a security check he would have to either throw out the bottle of vodka or pay a fee to have his carry-on bag checked as cargo.

Instead, he chugged the bottle down - and was quickly unable to stand or otherwise function, police said.

A doctor called to the scene determined he had possibly life-threatening alcohol poisoning, and he was sent to a Nuremberg clinic for treatment.

The man, whose name was not released, is expected to be able to complete his journey home in a few days.

1 kindred spirits ~ This bugs them too!:

non-Blondie said...
December 14, 2007 10:34 PM

ah-hahahaha I would do that. My friend was taking home some cured ham stuff from Spain and one of her vacuum sealed packs burst, so immigration wouldnt let her through. So...she ate the whole package of ham in front of them - like, almost a kilo of cured ham! I think it must happen a lot!

Also just saw a guy crack it and get removed from the airport after he dropped his bag of duty free booze on the floor when trying to put it on through the security x-ray. hahaha sucks to be him.

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