OtherGround Forums International DJ loses it on jet

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12/2/05
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Before he boarded a JetSmarter flight in Las Vegas, Maurice Paola was a little-known DJ and music producer. Now, he's a symbol of private-jet air rage and screening procedures at the flying service start-up.

Paola was one of several passengers on the flight headed to White Plains, New York, on Sept. 3. About 45 minutes into the flight, according to a criminal complaint and other people on the plane, Paola started screaming and threatening the other passengers.

As part of an investigation into customer complaints and lawsuits filed against JetSmarter, CNBC obtained an exclusive video of the flight. Taken by another passenger, the video shows Paola cursing and threatening to decapitate people who tried to stop him. He shouted: "Heads will be chopped off. Heads will be chopped off."

He also screamed, "I'm a sick f---. I was just in a psych hospital. You have no idea."

Paola then threatened other passengers in the small cabin of the Gulfstream IV, saying he would "kill them and their children," referring to a family on board that had a 4-year-old and a 6-year-old in the seats behind him, according to the federal criminal complaint.

One of the pilots tried to calm Paola and restrain him, but Paola became more agitated, screaming, banging his head on the walls and throwing cups and other items at passengers, according to the complaint.

The pilot went back to the cabin to divert the plane to nearby North Platte, Nebraska, where he could have Paola removed from the plane. The flight attendant armed herself with an oxygen bottle and the crew barricaded themselves in the cockpit while declaring an emergency.

When the plane landed, local law enforcement boarded the plane and took Paola down with a stun gun. He was arrested and charged with making terroristic threats, according to court records. A judge found him "mentally incompetent and unable to stand trial," and ordered him held for mental health treatment.

CNBC could not locate him for comment.

In a statement, JetSmarter said that all of its safety and security protocols were followed and that "as soon as Mr. Paola exhibited signs of inappropriate behavior, the flight operator made the decision to ground the plane."

Yet according to other passengers on the flight, there was no security or passenger check on the flight before it took off. And just before the flight there was a red flag that Paola might have been dangerous. Three days before the flight, he tweeted: "From a jail cell to the private jet, lmao they can't stop @ me."

And the day of the flight he tweeted "Possessed man, get out my way."

Passengers say they are grateful that Paola wasn't carrying a weapon since there was no passenger or security screening before the flight. After the police boarded the plane in North Platte, they searched Paola's luggage and found 45 grams of marijuana and $13,250 in cash, according to the criminal complaint.

JetSmarter said it has "the most rigorous security standards in private aviation, including background checks on the majority of customers before they fly and on-the-ground security teams that screen for narcotics, explosives, cash and weapons for shared flights." It added that "safety and security have been and will always be our number one priority."
8 days ago
1/20/08
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Who's the OGer that hangs with this dude? Forget his name, remember the shtick. 

8 days ago
7/26/07
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Friend of Evil Yoshida's?
8 days ago
1/1/01
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Aldous hit the Jeffrey a little too hard before the flight
8 days ago
2/5/05
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PatK - Aldous hit the Jeffrey a little too hard before the flight

Someone should have had him stroke the furry wall.

8 days ago
8/9/16
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Loved the editing... 

8 days ago
12/15/11
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Sad.

8 days ago
6/13/03
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EY's identity was blurred out in the background 

8 days ago
1/1/01
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Poor EY

8 days ago
12/17/06
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Beautiful champ!

8 days ago
7/15/04
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8 days ago
6/29/02
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I watched the CNBC report on Jet Smarter that was linked in the other thread about this.

On threatening legal notice after the next from Jet Smarter's legal team, using litigation as the way to prevent any information about this company from getting out.

Love how the first amendment stops at the beginning of a cease and desist notice.

Company would already be dissolved were it not for leagal sabre rattling.

8 days ago
7/31/09
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For a second I thought they landed in a field. 

8 days ago
12/25/05
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Why do all these tough guys cry like bitches when they have to actually fight someone?
8 days ago
3/7/05
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This is why you don't snort an entire 8 ball before boarding a plane.
8 days ago
12/2/05
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Kings21 - 

For a second I thought they landed in a field. 


They did. Nebraska.
8 days ago
12/20/05
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HAHAHAHAH LOL @ THE ENDING...............WHAT A FUCKING FAGGOT

8 days ago
8/10/05
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MrBlonde - Why do all these tough guys cry like bitches when they have to actually fight someone?

It's almost as if he's mentally ill or something like that.
8 days ago
7/15/04
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BigWilliam - This is why you don't snort an entire 8 ball before boarding a plane.

Lol

8 days ago
10/15/07
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If my family was on the plane I can’t say I wouldn’t have attacked him. 

8 days ago
2/2/15
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ChicagoTom -

If my family was on the plane I can’t say I wouldn’t have attacked him. 

This. If he was saying that shit and came anywhere near my children his skull would be caved in.

8 days ago
8/9/16
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BigWilliam - This is why you don't snort an entire 8 ball before boarding a plane.

This made me laugh... 

8 days ago
7/4/11
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Bilge Water -
ChicagoTom -

If my family was on the plane I can’t say I wouldn’t have attacked him. 

This. If he was saying that shit and came anywhere near my children his skull would be caved in.

My very first thought. I was reading it and kinda of laughing it off until they mentioned the kids. The moment that piece of shit threatened my child I'd be telling my wife to move them away and finding something to arm msyelf with.

8 days ago
2/25/13
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ive only run into 2 "thugs" in my 10 plus years in china. and one of them claimed to be an international dj from the us. he left everyone know that someone was sitting in his seat on the plane.

 

i was probably the only person on the plane that could semi understand him

8 days ago
6/23/09
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The guy seemed like a jerk.