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Man Arrested In Ireland For Trying To Chase A Plane Down The Runway

An Irishman was arrested at Dublin airport last week after he broke out onto the tarmac in order to chase down a flight he had missed.

A trip to the airport can be stressful at the best of times. Often having to wake up at some ungodly hour of the morning, making sure you arrive in plenty of time to get through security, then the whole security process. Nobody likes it, but once you get past that part of it you can at least relax a little as you wait to board your flight.

Well, you can only relax at that point if all of the other things mentioned above have gone to plan. There is every chance you misread what time your flight departs, your alarm didn't go off and you're running late, or that security line was a lot longer than you were anticipating. If any of that happens, well, prepare for that initial stress to be magnified.

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A young man by the name of Patrick Kehoe must have known that feeling last week at Dublin airport. As reported by NBC New York, for one reason or another, the 23-year-old was late for his Ryanair flight and ended up missing it. Despite the fact that he could see the plane moving away and preparing for takeoff, Kehoe still thought he would've been able to make it.

via Associated Press

That's when he decided to rip open the door that led on to the tarmac and chase down the already moving plane. According to representatives from Dublin airport, Kehoe "broke through a door and made his way onto the apron, trying to flag the aircraft down." A valiant and ill thought out attempt at trying to make a flight, but the Irishman wasn't done yet.

Kehoe was naturally arrested for his efforts and charged with criminal damage to a door lock. After being released on bail following a court appearance, the plane chaser apparently swung his briefcase at nearby journalists as he left the building, and even dropped his trousers and mooned them before taking his leave. Kehoe will return to court again in November of this year.

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