Anyone who’s travelled even a fair amount can likely share some horror stories of running behind when you’re trying to catch a flight.
Still, most reasonable people would likely give up once their flight is literally taxing on the tarmac, about to take off.
One traveler at the Denver International Airport would not take no for an answer, as he ran onto the tarmac to, apparently, try and flag down his soon-to-be-taking off flight.
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According to a press release from the Denver District Attorney’s office, Marc Rehman, 58, forced his way through an emergency exit at 10:30 a.m. on the morning of August 6.
The door opening triggered an alarm which quickly summoned police officers to the scene – but not before Rehmar was caught on security camera approaching the departing passenger jet even as it taxis backwards on the runway.
Authorities say Rehmar was heading to Ohio for a high school reunion, and actually intended to stop the aircraft from departing without him.
He appeared Friday afternoon in Denver County court, pleading guilty to one count of criminal tampering for opening an emergency exit.
He was sentenced to two years probation and 100 hours community service.