Crazy Bible thumper subdued on airline flight.

Paul Marchuk III is a little nuts and not just because he believes in an invisible Sky Fairy who grants wishes if you believe in him. It seems he caused a Delta Airlines flight from Seattle to Atlanta to be diverted to Nashville after he freaked out on the plane and started screaming Bible verses at the person sitting next to him. You’re just going to love the reason for his freaking out:

According to a police arrest warrant, “The suspect would not allow the person sitting next to him to leave her seat to use the restroom. The suspect kept telling her that his blood would be on her and he was not going to let her leave no matter what happened. Several passengers restrained the suspect and the suspect attempted to bite one of the passengers in the leg.”

The Boeing 757 with 178 passengers and a six-person crew flew on to Atlanta where it landed some 1 1/2 hours late.

I suppose it might be a tad unfair to call Mr. Marchuk III crazy just because he refused to let the person next to him use the bathroom. After all just think of all the airline tragedies caused by someone using the bathroom at the wrong time. The article doesn’t say who the person was that was sitting next to Mr. Marchuk III. Maybe she looked a little Middle Eastern and he thought she was going to the bathroom not to pee, but to mix up a bomb from the various small but TSA approved bottles of liquid in her purse. Maybe he had a perfectly rational reason for freaking out.

Nah, he’s probably just crazy.