Beleaguered RIM’s fired execs ‘chewed through restraints’ on flight

“New details are emerging about the rowdy behaviour of two Research In Motion executives who were fired for disrupting an intercontinental flight — including that they managed to chew their way out of restraints after being handcuffed by crew members,” CBC News reports.

“George Campbell, 45, and Paul Alexander Wilson, 38, each pleaded guilty to mischief for disrupting an Air Canada flight from Toronto to Beijing last week,” CBC News reports. “The plane landed instead in Vancouver, where a court later ordered them to pay $72,000 in restitution. They also received suspended sentences and were placed on parole for a year. RIM fired both men after investigating the incident, but little information has been made public about what was so disruptive about their behavior.”

CBC News reports, “However, court documents obtained by CBC News paint a very chaotic picture. The pair seemed heavily intoxicated from the start of the flight, according to one passenger. They drank, passed out, and woke up to continue consuming alcohol and yelling at one another.”

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MacDailyNews Take: After trying to use a PlayBook*, we can imagine anyone would be driven to drink.

*It’s really that bad.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Ak” for the heads up.]

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  1. WTF was in their drinks??? “Chewed through their restraints” … OK its been awhile since I’ve been on a plane but usually a seat belt is made of some pretty gnarly material.

    I can only imagine what daily life is like at RIM these days….

    1. restraints…as in …plasticky ones the coppers use…still, a bozo kind of thing just to get a little publicity, those poor rim guys. no respect, they mumbled, no respect.

  2. I’ve gotta ask:

    They passed out – then woke up and “continued to drink…”?

    WTF? Why the hell did the crew continue to serve these idiots? Wasn’t the fact that they passed out evidence enough that they were drunk?

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