Airline Pilot Suspended For Long-Distance Joke?
The "victim" in this bizarre tale says there's more to the story than meets the eye … and there would probably have to be. A 30-year-veteran Singapore Airlines pilot is alleged to have essentially thrown it all away for the teenage prank of fraudulently ordering fast food for a fellow pilot who lives near Vancouver. At least four times over a two-day period last November, Looi Kang San is alleged to have had pizza, burgers and fried chicken delivered to Steven Gillis, who lives in the Vancouver suburb of Surrey. The Vancouver Province newspaper contacted Gillis, who didn't want to comment, but the paper did say he suggested there was something else going on. Regardless of what may have sparked the intercontinental prank, Singapore authorities don't seem to think it's funny.
Looi has been suspended by the airline, his passport has been seized and he posted more than $5,000 in bail. If he's convicted, he could be fined more than $7,000 and jailed up to three years. A pre-trial conference is scheduled for tomorrow.