70 Year-Old German Man To Serve Jail Term In Thailand For Shouting “Boom” At A Flight Attendant

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A 70 year-old German man on Tuesday was sentenced to three months in prison by a Thai court for cracking a bomb joke at a Bangkok airport in February.

The man was found guilty of violating an aviation regulation after shouting “boom” at a flight attendant as he was putting his bag in the overhead compartment in the plane before takeoff at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport.

He told police that he was a bit drunk and that he intended the remark to be funny.

“His sentence was halved from six months due to his confession, a typical practice in the Thai judicial system.

“He was also given a one-year suspension before his sentence goes into effect, so he will not serve jail time this year,’’ the official added.

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