Michael Rapaport, an actor who does reporting for Fox Sports' BIG3 coverage, prevented a potential disaster on a flight to Los Angeles when he stopped a confused man from opening an emergency exit.
Rapaport was traveling back to LA after Week 1 of the BIG 3 in Houston when he stopped a man from trying to open an emergency exit door thinking it was the bathroom..
Ted Kenny, who also works at FOX explained what went down through these tweets:
Crazy. On plane to LA from Houston. I am 11 rows back and I hear Michael Rapport yell "Hey" but not in a normal way and very loud. Michael is sitting in the 1st row on the right.— Ted Kenney (@TedKenney3D) June 23, 2018
I see Michael shoot up out of his seat and rush to the area just between the bulkhead and the bathroom and yell "what the f%&* are you doing?" Mike continues yelling so I jump up and rush up to to Michael as does some Big 3 players.— Ted Kenney (@TedKenney3D) June 23, 2018
I get to the bulkhead and Michael has this guy by the collar and manhandling him away from the emergency exit door. Michael tells us he was trying to open the door. Crew and staff where all in the back of the plane so nobody was looking out for our safety except Mr. New York.— Ted Kenney (@TedKenney3D) June 23, 2018
All calm now and crew has been talking for a while to this guy. Glad to be around multiple people who would get involved so quickly. Especially Michael.— Ted Kenney (@TedKenney3D) June 23, 2018
Michael Rapaport also took to Twitter to report an update on the incident
Marshall’s are coming to get this dude at @flyLAXairport— MichaelRapaport (@MichaelRapaport) June 23, 2018