When told he would have to fork out US$12 for the blanket, the unidentified man got upset and demanded to speak to a corporate representative from the airline, Pedregon said. During that call police said the man said he wanted to "take someone behind the woodshed" over the ordeal.
March 08-An "unruly" passenger who allegedly threatened a flight attendant forced a Hawaiian Airlines flight from Las Vegas to Honolulu to divert this morning to Los Angeles, where airport police escorted the man from the plane.
The man caught another flight to Hawaii on Thursday, Pedregon said.
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"After questioning the parties involved, we determined no crime was committed, and there was no direct threat", Authorities told CNN.
Mr Pedregon added 'You know, if I was a passenger on board that plane I would have paid the $12 dollars for him'. "I'm going to call the president".
Hawaiian Airlines spokesman Alex Da Silva said: "The decision to divert is based on safety".
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"(The crew) took offence to the statement that he made. "Diverting a fight is clearly not our first choice, but our crew felt it was necessary to divert to Los Angeles and deplane the passenger before beginning to fly over the Pacific Ocean".
"I thought it was ridiculous", witness Eileen Bernstrom told the news station.
Cellphone footage of the incident showed the man saying that all the "illegals" should be kicked off the plane, moments before he and a woman were asked to collect their belongings and exit the aircraft.
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The flight departed Los Angeles a few hours later.