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Wed Aug 21, 2013, 01:46 PM

Volkan the Intruder: Man in Underpants Partied in Merkel's Jet

German prosecutors are probing how a man was able to board an empty government jet used by Chancellor Angela Merkel. Wearing only underpants and high on drugs, he danced on a wing, sprayed foam around and pushed cockpit buttons.

In the annals of Germany's security services, the following event won't be recorded as their finest hour.

ANZEIGE
On the night of July 25, a 24-year-old man clutching a bag full of marijuana and ecstasy pills managed with relative ease to get on board an empty government jet used frequently by Chancellor Angela Merkel, while it was parked at a closed military section of the Cologne airport.

The man, a bodybuilder of Turkish descent named as Volkan T., proceeded to stage a raucous, one-man party. Reports said he stripped down to his underpants, sprayed fire extinguisher foam around the elegant cream and beige interior, pushed buttons in the cockpit, released an inflatable emergency slide and danced on the wing of the Airbus 319.

The plane, which is also used by other top state officials including President Joachim Gauck, was delivered three years ago and is one of two medium range A319 jets in the government fleet. It has a private office, a conference room that seats 12 and a main cabin with room for 32.

http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/man-in-underpants-partied-in-german-government-jet-for-angela-merkel-a-917494.html

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Reply Volkan the Intruder: Man in Underpants Partied in Merkel's Jet (Original post)
Blue_Tires Aug 2013 OP
msanthrope Aug 2013 #1
BainsBane Aug 2013 #2
Blue_Tires Aug 2013 #4
Cali_Democrat Aug 2013 #3
bigtree Aug 2013 #5
Blue_Tires Aug 2013 #6
Catherina Aug 2013 #7
Blue_Tires Aug 2013 #8
AnotherDreamWeaver Aug 2013 #9
Blue_Tires Aug 2013 #10
AnotherDreamWeaver Aug 2013 #11

Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 01:49 PM

1. This thread is useless without pictures. nt

 

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 01:49 PM

2. The next Werner Herzog film

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 01:51 PM

4. Please...This is just *begging* for a Judd Apatow+Will Ferrell treatment

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 01:50 PM

3. ...

 

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 01:54 PM

5. 'clutching a bag full of marijuana and ecstasy pills'

. . . really?

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Response to bigtree (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 02:12 PM

6. Maybe it had a couple of extra ingredients for richness and texture?

He's got to be on something to even want to attempt this

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 02:16 PM

7. Hilarious reading

The Airbus was loaded with up to eight tons of fuel and technically, the intruder could have taken off or at least gotten it rolling.

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While playing with the cockpit buttons, he inadvertently triggered an alarm that was logged by military personnel at 8:40 p.m. But the man wasn't arrested until 12:23 a.m. when a police dog bit him in the leg.

While all this was happening, Merkel was hundreds of kilometers away, watching the opera "The Flying Dutchman" at the opening of the annual Wagner opera festival in the Bavarian town of Bayreuth.

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Response to Catherina (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 02:20 PM

8. He was already a legend

If he had gotten that jet off the ground for a joyride, he would have been an immortal

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 02:32 PM

9. I wonder if he is one of those Turkish Oil Wrestlers,

where the goal is to get your hand down the other guys pants.
What a great National Sport, I watched video for hours...
http://www.buzzfeed.com/catesish/turkish-oil-wrestling-is-a-totally-legit-sport

This post could use pictures, I would love seeing him dancing on the wing.

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Response to AnotherDreamWeaver (Reply #9)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 02:42 PM

10. Like one of the commenters said, that needs to be an olympic sport

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #10)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 02:52 PM

11. I would vote for that. nt

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