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Grey-haired passenger puts man in a headlock during flight

By Travel at 60

He was taught a good lesson the hard way

Some people need to learn some manners the hard way and that was certainly the case on a Ryanair flight from Spain to Luton Airport. A video has emerged of a grey-haired man putting a drunk passenger in a headlock after he allegedly assaulted cabin crew on board.

A 22-year-old man from Essex in England became drunk and refused to listen to flight staff who asked him to calm down.

“He was making a nuisance of himself,” said labourer Dean Whiteside, who was on a boys’ weekend away and captured the incident on camera.

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“Over the course of the flight he was singing loudly with his headphones on. It was a late flight, everyone was tired and he was rubbing people up the wrong way,” he told told The Sun.

“The stewardess spent about an hour telling him, ‘You’re going to need to be quiet or I’ll call the police’.”

When the plane landed in Luton, police had been called but the 22-year-old passenger tried to push pass flight staff, saying “Get out of my way”.

But another man, who is being called the grey-haired hero, was quick to jump out of his seat and put his arms around his throat until the man collapsed onto the floor, which is when the cabin began to applause.

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“I could see it brewing up, that's the reason I got my phone out, ready to film it,” labourer Dean said.

“The guy was lifeless in his arms like a rag doll.”

While not much is yet known about the silver fox who’s saved the day, he has become a quite the hero online, with people sharing how tough a man over a certain age can really be.

“Never mess with us 'old guys',” one man Ian said after sharing the video online.

“We generally have more knowledge and experience than you will ever have...and we're not afraid to use it either.”

We’d have to agree with that!

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