Yesterday, 63-year-old Michael Isabelle of Framingham, Mass., flew into a rage when a serving cart blocked his path to the bathroom and attacked a flight attended named Carlos Carrico on board American Airlines Flight 256 from Rio de Janeiro to JFK.
Thirty-six-year-old Ramiro Silos, who studied ju jitsu for nine years, and his buddy, Fernando Gil, both from New York, jumped to Carrico's rescue.
Silos told New York Daily News, "He looked like he was trying to get to the bathroom and got mad because the cart was in the way. The guy was screaming at this Carrico and punched him and knocked over the cart. The guy was big and he was screaming, screaming, screaming. I could not understand him. But when we took him down, we took him down hard."
Silos said they slugged the struggling man several times, pinned him down and bound his wrists using plastic ties.
Isabelle was taken to Jamaica Hospital. No charges have been filed against him.