A Gross Prank Prompted A Man To Call The FBI On His Roommate
It takes guts to try to play the FBI. Fish guts, to be exact. To be more exact, the fish guts Timothy David Hershman's roommate put in his truck as a prank. It's not clear when or why or where specifically the guts ended up in the truck, but Hershman was disgruntled, leading him to call the FBI in January 2013 to inform them of a "dangerous man" who was planning to hijack a plane from Hawaii to Alaska. Then he described his roommate, who happened to be on such a flight at that time.
The FBI apparently didn't question how this man had knowledge of this alleged plot, but maybe they didn't really have the luxury to do so. They called in two F-15s from a far-flung Oregon airstrip, and the plane had to make an emergency landing in Seattle, where authorities held the supposed hijacker for two hours of nothing.
Staff Sgt. Samuel Rogers/U.S.A.F.We wouldn't have believed an eight-hour flight to Alaska could be more unpleasant, but there you go.