Drugs and entitled little sh*ts are a dangerous mix. One DJ’s private jet melt down is going viral and changing the screening procedures for JetSmarter flight in Las Vegas. Maurice Paola was a little-known DJ and music producer bu now, he’s a symbol of private-jet air rage!
Paola was one of several passengers on the flight headed to White Plains, New York, on Sept. 3. About 45 minutes into the flight, according to a criminal complaint and other people on the plane, Paola started screaming and threatening the other passengers. The video above shows Paola cursing and threatening to decapitate people who tried to stop him. He shouted: “Heads will be chopped off. Heads will be chopped off.” He also screamed, “I’m a sick f—. I was just in a psych hospital. You have no idea.” Paola then threatened other passengers in the small cabin of the Gulfstream IV, saying he would “kill them and their children,” referring to a family on board that had a 4-year-old and a 6-year-old in the seats behind him, according to the federal criminal complaint. One of the pilots tried to calm Paola and restrain him, but Paola became more agitated, screaming, banging his head on the walls and throwing cups and other items at passengers, according to the complaint. The pilot went back to the cabin to divert the plane to nearby North Platte, Nebraska, where he could have Paola removed from the plane. The flight attendant armed herself with an oxygen bottle and the crew barricaded themselves in the cockpit while declaring an emergency. When the plane landed, local law enforcement boarded the plane and took Paola down with a stun gun. He was arrested and charged with making terroristic threats, according to court records. A judge found him “mentally incompetent and unable to stand trial,” and ordered him held for mental health treatment.