The pen is mightier than the sword -- especially on a plane, because swords won't fit in a carry on. And one ink-stained passenger found out the hard way last week, when his seat mate stabbed him in his sleep.
On a Southwest Airlines flight from Chicago to Manchester, NH, a female passenger allegedly poked her seat partner, Lenny Mordarski, repeatedly in his sleep. The reason: he was snoring. Mordarski told CNN it felt like being woken up by bee stings. It's bad enough to wake up when someone bumps into you -- but seriously, being stabbed with a pen?
At the time of the reported attack, the plane was still taxiing down the runway, and after Mordarski’s cries, the plane returned to the gate and kicked the stabby woman off. Mordarski's friend, Michael Sutton, who was also seated next to him, said he heard absolutely no snoring. Tweeting out his rage, Sutton explains the incident: