The wire was buzzing this morning with the tale of a Los Angeles teenager who was arrested for plotting to hijack a flight and — I’m not joking here — crash it into a Hannah Montana concert in Lafayette, Louisiana. I swear I’m not making this up.
See for yourself: LA teen in custody after plane incident
The teen was pulled off of Southwest Airlines flight 284 — without incident — on Tuesday night with a bag full of handcuffs, rope and duct tape. How does a kid get through security with a bag of handcuffs? A search of his home back in California revealed a mock cockpit, but authorities are confident “his plan had a low probability of success.”
Update: The FBI is now dismissing reports that the teen planned to crash the plane into a Hannah Montana concert. (Thanks, Melinda!)