Israeli man arrested for breaking into US airplane
Twenty-eight-year-old Ram Porat detained after trespassing onto American Airlines aircraft taxiing in Nashville airport, tells cops 'I own the world'
A 28-year-old Israeli man was arrested on Sunday after breaking into an American Airlines plane in Tennessee's Nashville International Airport.
The airline's employees found Ram Porat, originally from Kfar Saba, aboard an aircraft and called the police, a local newspaper reported on Tuesday.
Asked by police officers what he was doing onboard the aircraft, Porat answered: "I own the world." He was then taken into custody and charged with an airport security violation, vandalism and trespassing into a restricted area. Porat was later released on a $14,000 bail.
"It was something I wanted to do and an obstacle I wanted to overcome,” Porat told local police officers.
Last week, Porat was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and is also suspected of drug charges, after 15.7 grams of marijuana were discovered in his vehicle during a routine traffic stop.
After being released from custody, Porat posted an article about his arrest on his Facebook wall.
One of his friends commented on Porat's post, writing: "Not an expert on the American penal system but this most definitely will NOT end well…You need help man, pronto…No one (who actually cares about you) is impressed by you breaking the law and getting in jail. You don't need to be special to be a delinquent."
The friend added: "I'm not going to ask you to stop this behavior or to come back home - clearly you've stopped giving a f*** about what your love ones think a long time ago.
As I said - sometimes things just need to be said, for the sake of it. I just hope you'll come to your senses before becoming a crack-head or being locked up until you're 50."