Saw this choice piece of news a couple days ago. Regardless of how much this guy overreacted, I'm sure plenty of people can sympathise with him and wish they could do the same thing if it weren't for the consequences.
The Daily Mail:
A man who was fined for threatening to break a seven-year-old child's legs during a flight believes he is the victim.
Brett Walter John Gale, 32, from Brisbane, became increasingly agitated on the Virgin Australia flight between Adelaide and Brisbane on August 30, 2015 as the child kicked his seat.
Mr Gale told A Current Affair that the mother should be held responsible for not controlling her kids during the entire three hour flight.
'I paid to be on the flight like everyone else, so why they hell should I cop being kicked in the seat for three hours.'
'There's a thing called discipline, maybe you should try it with your f***ing little sh**s,' Mr Gale said.
He claimed he first asked the children's mother to intervene, and said 'excuse me love, do you think you could mind asking your children to stop kicking the seat?'
But Mr Gale said she ignored him and the constant kicking into his sore back continued.
'it was just bang bang, kick kick.'
However, Prosecutor Rebecca Blaszczyk told the court Gale exploded at the child just moments after the plane left Adelaide airport.
'Stop kicking the f***ing seat,' Gale was quoted as yelling at the seven-year-old.
'Go on, kick the f***ing seat again and I will break your f***ing legs,' he reportedly said.
When the plane landed, Gale directed his anger at the child's mother, directing a stream of verbal abuse and swearing and demanding the mother 'discipline' the child.
When another passenger stepped in and asked him to calm down, Gale grabbed his shirt and threatened him, the court heard.
The magistrate told Gale he should have ignored the child instead of 'inciting' her to continue kicking the seat by his outburst and was fined $750.
Deterred by his recent flight experience, Gale said he'll fly business class next time,
via The Daily Mail