You think YOU had a great night last night? This dude’s got you beat, big time.
Lee Jezard, a 22 year old former hotel manager, just plead guilty to sneaking aboard an empty Lufthansa Plane by climbing through a baggage carousel in Birmingham Airport, then telling the staff of the plane that he was the co-pilot. Jezard was discovered aboard the empty Lufthansa Embraer 195 by the plane’s cleaning staff, and initially told them “I’m the co-pilot.” Naturally, they asked him for ID, and he obviously had none, so he decided to tell them “I work for the Navy.” He also, somehow, mustered up the creativity to say that “I’m breaking into places to see if people can catch me – I go to prisons and other places”.
I’m sure the cleaning crew totally bought it.
Jezard, who was fired after his employer learned about the incident, also admitted to stealing £36.45 from the Caffè Nero at the Airport. The Prosecutor said that despite reports Jezard was at the airport after missing a flight to Ibiza, a study of all plane manifests revealed he was never booked onto any flight. He described the actions of Jezard as a “drunken escapade,” but in his defense, he “really had very little idea how he arrived at airport,” according to his defense attorney.
Apparently, police had spotted him drunkenly wandering around the airport earlier that evening and gave him a talking-to, and were the same police that arrested him and marched him off the airplane. His lawyer tried to blame it on the airport, like any good lawyer would: “I am sure airport staff and management will have been having a close look at events, and security will have been tightened up, because of the implications this could have been a more serious breach than it was in this case.”
See? He was just doing a public service!! That makes him a hero! But where’s Lee Jezard’s medal, huh?
Either way, this was somehow a better story than the last two “Hangover” movies. Mr. Jezard? Todd Phillips on line two.
[via Daily Mail]