Man arrested for chasing plane moons at onlookers outside court

Man arrested for chasing plane moons crowd outside court

Thursday, September 27, 2018

A 23-year-old who is facing criminal damage charges after allegedly breaking through a door and chasing a plane at Dublin airport, exposed his backside to crowds after his first appearance in court.

Patrick Kehoe was arrested on Thursday morning after he allegedly broke through a magnetic door lock at Gate 106 to chase a flight to Amsterdam he had missed.

An eyewitness said he heard the man shouting "Wait!" as the plane taxied to the runway, before he was tackled to the ground by airport staff.

Mr Kehoe was released on bail following a brief appearance and is to appear again on November 8 for direction on the criminal damage charge.

After leaving court, Kehoe covered his face with a folder and shouted abuse and insults at waiting journalists.

He swung his suitcase a number of times at the small crowd and made several attempts to run at them.



Patrick Kehoe

As he walked through Dublin's historic Phoenix Park, he lowered his trousers and exposed his backside.

An airport spokeswoman said: "He was banging on the window to try and get the aircraft to wait and he then broke through a door and made his way on to the apron, trying to flag the aircraft down.

"He was initially restrained by Ryanair staff on the apron, and airport police, who had already been contacted, arrived on the scene almost immediately and arrested him."