Tampa man who blamed edible marijuana for airline melee pleads guilty
Associated Press Published: February 12, 2018
This July 7, 2017, photo taken the FBI and released via the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Seattle shows the aftermath of a cabin on Delta Flight 129 from Seattle to Beijing, after authorities say flight attendants struggled with a passenger who lunged for an exit door. A Florida man who brawled with flight attendants and passengers when he tried to open the exit door of a Delta Air Lines flight bound from Seattle to China has pleaded guilty to four felony charges. The Seattle Times reports 24-year-old Joseph Daniel Hudek IV, of Tampa, pleaded guilty Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, in U.S. District Court in Seattle to one count of interfering with a flight-crew member and three counts of assault on an aircraft with a potential deadly weapon.
SEATTLE – A Tampa man who authorities say wielded a wine bottle in a brawl with flight attendants and passengers as he tried to open the door of a Delta Air Lines flight from Seattle to China has pleaded guilty to four felony charges.
Joseph Hudek IV, 24, entered the plea Friday in federal court in Seattle to one count of interfering with a member of a flight crew and three counts of assault on an aircraft with a potential deadly weapon, The Seattle Times reported.
The plea came after Hudek filed an affidavit with the court stating that he bought and ingested “edible marijuana” in Seattle just before his flight.
“Later, while on the airplane and after I had consumed the marijuana, I began to feel dramatically different,” Hudek said in the document…
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