In today’s news category of WTF.
A man was traveling on a Delta Airlines flight. He was hungry, and was anxious to enjoy one of the turkey sandwiches offered on his international flight. During his second bite, a one-inch long sewing-type needle pierced the roof of his mouth. Bizarre, right?
What makes it scary? For starters, there was reason to believe that the needle might be tainted with some form of germ/infectious material, including traces of HIV. The needle is presently undergoing tests, and the victim in question, James Tonges, has been put a recently FDA approved HIV drug as a precautionary measure.
Isolated incident? Nope. Needles were found in 6 sandwiches, spread across four different flights–all from Amsterdam. It is obvious that this is no accident. Tonges himself stated that he believes this is just another version of terrorism that can be unleashed in the sky–another something to negatively affect and effect the airline industry.
Yeah. I’d say this is terrifying. The sandwich itself without the needle looks somewhat terrifying. All kidding aside, other passengers were also affected by the unfortunate scenario, including Tonges’ son, who was on a different Delta flight from Amsterdam back to the United States.
So…don’t eat sandwiches offered by airlines…? Is that what there is to learn about this?