You may have heard about the two U.S. Federal Air Marshals who apprehended a disorderly woman on a flight from Houston to Rio de Janeiro. Apparently, she had already had her share of the spirits and she went into the galley to pour herself some more, at which point the Air Marshals handcuffed her. One might chalk it up to another case of Americans saving the day…but wait, there’s more!
Upon arrival in Rio, the Marshals handed over the woman to authorities who then arrested the Marshals. The woman in cuffs, it turns out, is the wife of an important Brazilian judge. At some point in the confusion, the Marshals got away and then used alternative documents to hop another flight out of the country. Well-played…plus something we should care about called the Tokyo Convention (I missed that one) allows such agents to get away with arresting people in high places…like airplanes.