Drunken RIM Employees Force Plane to Turn Around

Greg Mercer, reporting for The Record:

Research In Motion has suspended two employees whose drunken rowdiness landed them in jail after forcing an Air Canada flight to make an emergency detour to Vancouver this week. Forty-five-year-old George Campbell of Conestogo and 38-year-old Paul Alexander Wilson of Kitchener have been ordered to pay restitution totalling $71,757 after pleading guilty to mischief.

The pair were apparently so intoxicated and belligerent on their packed Toronto to Beijing flight that the crew had to physically restrain them, according to the Richmond RCMP. One report, from a fellow passenger, said they had to be handcuffed to seats.

Ten bucks says they’re the same guys who ordered a production run of two million PlayBooks.

Sunday, 4 December 2011