With the spread of the Ebola virus being in the news so much, you would think nobody in their right mind would think it’s okay to joke about it at airports or on a plane.
CNN reports, some jacka** on Wednesday joked that he had been to Africa and had the deadly disease, he received a special escort off the plane.
Four officials in blue plastic hazmat suits boarded U.S. Airways Flight 845 to retrieve him after it landed in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.
“I was just kidding,” he could be heard saying in a video posted to social media. “I ain’t from Africa!”he continued, as he walked with the officials down the aisle of the plane.
The Dominican officials had met the plane coming from Philadelphia on the tarmac “due to a possible health issue on board,” U.S. Airways said in statement.
“We are following the direction of, and strictly adhering to, all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines in place for airlines in response to the Ebola virus,” the airline said.
You can read more at CNN.