It’s standard procedure to get a bit pissed at the airport before a flight. What’s not so normal, is to get so drunk you end up falling asleep on the baggage conveyor belt.
But that’s exactly what happened to a 36-year-old Norwegian man, who spent 15 minutes travelling round on the belt, next to an unmanned check-in desk.
Airport security guards at Fiumcino airport in Rome only found the unnamed man when they were checking for suspicious packages and his body appeared on the x-ray screen.
The man was taken to hospital to be checked over after fears he may be suffering from the exposure to powerful x-rays. He is now being investigated for causing alarm.
An airport official told the Metro: “It’s impossible to avoid a situation like this if there’s no employee at the check-in desk.”
The man had apparently checked in to a flight to Oslo with a beer in his hand. Lad.
At least he’s got a good holiday story to tell his mates – as long as he doesn’t get locked up for ‘causing alarm’, obviously.