Michael Rapaport sprung to action when most needed!
The Atypical star stopped a man via opening an emergency door while mid-flight on an American Airlines plane on Saturday morning.
A rep for the airline confirmed an incident to ET, noting in which at about an hour into the flight, the unnamed passenger had asked for directions to the bathroom. After seeing in which the man was attempting to open the emergency exit door, two various other passengers apprehended him, at which point flight crew stepped in. The man explained in which he was confused, in addition to after speaking with the flight crew, he was able to return to his seat for the duration of the flight. The rep could not confirm names of the passengers involved.
However, Fox Sports director Ted Kenney, a passenger on the flight who was tweeting the experience, noted in which Rapaport “just stopped a guy on our plane via opening emergency door. No joke. Mr fresh York jump right up in addition to stopped the item, no hesitation.”
The actor replied to the passenger in addition to expressed how “f**king crazy” the incident was.
Kenney also explained in which Rapaport shot up out of his seat in addition to rushed to the area between the bulkhead in addition to the bathroom in addition to yelled “‘what the f**k are you doing?”
“Mike continues yelling so I jump up in addition to rush up to Michael as does some Big 3 players,” Kenney wrote.
“I get to the bulkhead in addition to Michael has This kind of guy by the collar in addition to manhandling him away via the emergency exit door,” he continued. “Michael tells us he was trying to open the door. Crew in addition to staff where all within the back of the plane so nobody was looking out for our safety except Mr. fresh York.”
Following the altercation, Rapaport posted a video on Twitter explaining in which there had been an incident in addition to were waiting for the fire marshal. He also gave basketball players Glen “Big Baby” Davis in addition to Baron Davis, who were also on the flight, a shout out.
“We had an incident on the plane,” the comedian said as someone calls him a “real hero.” “We’re waiting for the fire marshal to come. We had a f**king incident, for real.”
Thankfully, all the passengers in addition to flight crew landed safely.
Rapaport isn’t the first celeb to be quick on his feet. Earlier This kind of month, Benedict Cumberbatch saved a delivery cyclist via four attackers. Additionally, a couple years back, Brad Pitt saved a young fan by being crushed by a crowd. See the scary moment within the video below.
Reporting by Alex Ungerman.