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U.S.-bound ANA plane returns to Tokyo after man bites cabin attendant

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Jesus wept.

2 ( +10 / -8 )

Sleepless to Seattle.

15 ( +20 / -5 )

What the ?

9 ( +11 / -2 )

Foul. Even trained dogs don't bite people.

Hopefully once deported this animal is banned for life from Japan - and all airlines worldwide.

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The man has denied the allegation and was quoted by the police as saying he does not remember what happened

At least he knows the magic phrase.

8 ( +29 / -21 )

he does not remember what happened as he had taken a sleeping pill.

That is why I don't take any such medications when flying or hardly ever. In the air you may be jet lagged, confused, disoriented. Stick to a very mild sleep aid such as sominex.

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RedemptionToday  05:18 pm JST

he does not remember what happened as he had taken a sleeping pill.

That is why I don't take any such medications when flying or hardly ever. In the air you may be jet lagged, confused, disoriented. 

News flash! Sleeping pills don't make you bite people.

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Lol, that’s not going to work, you had to say that you were Drunk.

-1 ( +10 / -11 )

Few days in the Japanese Joint and he will remember.

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Sleeping pills such as Ambien can indeed make someone do irrational things and not be aware of it.

https://www.healthline.com/health/side-effects-of-taking-ambien

Some people have been known to become sexually aggressive in a sleepwalking state and then have no recount of the incident.

Scary stuff.

https://healthfully.com/ambien-sexual-side-effects-5180395.html

https://www.rxlist.com/ambien-drug.htm

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Wait, I’ve got it.

He’s going to claim Altitude Sickness (in a pressurized cabin).

-5 ( +9 / -14 )

‘I don’t remember’…..sounds like an old Japanese man rather than a foreigner.

-2 ( +14 / -16 )

I kind of believe the guy. People can have really bad reactions and hallucinate if not taking the right dosage.

In my younger days I took sleeping pills I bought from a pharmacy in Indonesia. Went to the airport and then woke up handcuffed to a hospital bed. Don’t remember anything except that I thought someone was trying to kill me. They let me go after the embassy people came to the hospital. Good thing they didn’t let me on the plane or I would have really been in trouble!

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a passenger allegedly bit the arm of a cabin attendant.

In alternate universe he might the actual patient zero, all in that airplane should be really quarantine.

-9 ( +2 / -11 )

JUST ask him WHAT he CAN remember!

IF he can say THAT : It MEANS He CAN remember.

-6 ( +3 / -9 )

Unluckily for him they brought him back to Japan. Had they carried on to Seattle, the yanks would have just let him go.

-3 ( +9 / -12 )

News flash! Sleeping pills don't make you bite people.

Well, apparently they may. And how are you know otherwise. It's his word against yours.

It's like saying the vaccines can't cause myocarditis.

-1 ( +8 / -9 )

In his a existence this man must have been a neglected, untrained Bull Terrier.

-6 ( +0 / -6 )

I always test drive my sleeping pills out at home before flying.

Got some great new ones right now.

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Not condoning what he did but I know what happens if you mix sleeping pills with alcohol, you do in fact suffer memory loss.

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The man has denied the allegation and was quoted by the police as saying he does not remember what happened as he had taken a sleeping pill.

Even non-Japanese perps fall victim to amnesia after committing a crime while in Japan! Fascinating!

On a more serious note, Japanese airline companies are really getting shafted in this New Year huh? So many incidents and it's not even the end of January yet.

-2 ( +4 / -6 )

The real story here should be why did the plane return to Japan over this incident? Not downplaying if, but does seem rather over the top.

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LMFAO this guy just might get off, but he used the well know Japanese alibi "I do *not remember what happened" *except he might have one problem, he didn't say he was drunk as MOST Japanese do. He added a little flavor to his alibi and that was he had taken a sleeping pill!!

The man has denied the allegation and was quoted by the police as saying he does not remember what happened as he had taken a sleeping pill.

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It seems like he took a narcotic somehow. Sleeping pills don't make people behave violently like a mad dog.

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What a poor guy. It has to be treated as an accident caused by an acute drug side effect out of his responsibility if it's not altitude sickness. He should be sent back to the U.S. without any detention. Your mom and dad are waiting!

-6 ( +2 / -8 )

an important datapoint is how much did he drink with his sleeping pill

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The man has denied the allegation and was quoted by the police as saying he does not remember what happened as he had taken a sleeping pill.

Sorry, but the excuse "too drunk/intoxicated/asleep to remember" only works for Nihonjin.

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

I don't remember. One of my favorite phrases.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

‘Flying High’.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Should have charged him with attempted murder.

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@Protestant

His excuse tells us that he has spent some considerable time in Japan

Yes, he should be let off “with time served” :D

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Does anyone know WHY he got agitated and bit the stewardess?

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What a dumbass!

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SpeedToday  11:17 am JST

Does anyone know WHY he got agitated and bit the stewardess?

That term is not politically correct... though.

It seem people are confused about the phrase "I don't remember/have recollection"

First, Is not an exclusive of Japanese, it has been well recorded and used in other countries too.

Second, having no memory of what one did does not absolve of a crime. Not in France, not in Colombia not in the US and not in Japan.

Third, sure in some cases "having no recollection" may lightend the punishment, but that depends on the type of crime and circumstanses (and again, is the same in other parts of the World).

I know many want to make Japan to look evil because... reason (i suppose) but these types of comments are absurd.

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