It's No Movie, It's A $#@%& Scorpion On A Plane

Originally published on July 3, 2011 9:55 am
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Alaska Airlines thinks the scorpion may have scuttled onboard when the plane stopped in Austin, Texas. They know from scorpions in Texas. Well, Mr. Ellis got treatment in Anchorage. By the way, the EMTs there had to Google for information, since there are not that many scorpion 911 calls in Alaska. The airline gave Mr. Ellis two round-trip tickets and 4,000 frequent flier miles. So, Mr. Ellis will not sue. Scorpions in economy. Makes you wonder what first-class passengers get bitten by. Maybe a member of the cast of "Twilight"? Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.