Alaska Airlines flight 146 to Seattle was forced to return to Anchorage early Wednesday after a passenger locked himself in the bathroom, stripped naked, and refused to follow instructions from the crew.
Flight attendants donned rubber gloves to handle the rapidly escalating sausage party.
“Alaska Airlines flight 146 from Anchorage to Seattle returned to Anchorage due to a passenger not following flight attendant’s instructions. While no emergency was declared, the decision was made to return to Anchorage,” said Alaska Airlines spokesman Tim Thompson said in a statement.
Airport police and FBI met the plane when it landed shortly before 3 a.m., Anchorage time.
It wasn’t immediately clear if the man was arrested.
“There was a subject on the aircraft that had barricaded or locked himself in the bathroom, the lavatory,” airport police Sgt. Darcy Perry told Anchorage television station KTVA.
“Flight attendants did find that the subject was naked,” Perry said, without elaborating.
There were 178 souls on the flight. The de-freaked flight then took off for Seattle just after 6:30 a.m.