Joke Text Message Triggers Terror Alert
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - An Italian tourist aboard a flight from Sydney to Vienna caused an international security alert after he sent a joke text message from his cell phone to his wife claiming his plane had been hijacked by terrorists, the Australian government confirmed Sunday.
The man, Antonio Casale, 35, sent the message to his wife from Kuala Lumpur during a refueling stop on a Lauda Air flight from Sydney last Sunday night, Sydney's Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported. . .
Casale claimed terrorists were in control of the plane and were taking the passengers to an unknown destination.
Shockingly, this Italian idiot didn't even get charged with any crime. Mr. Antonio Casale, you have just won yourself the NOW YOU KNOW award for Front-tailed Monkey of the Week.
You've been told and NOW YOU KNOW.