Man On Plane Jokes He Has Ebola Gets Escorted Off

*You would think that nobody in their right mind could find anything funny about Ebola.

And you would think that would especially be true at airports or on a plane. So, when some knucklehead on Wednesday  joked that he had been to Africa and had the deadly disease, he received a special escort off the plane, reports CNN.

Four officials in blue plastic hazmat suits boarded U.S. Airways Flight 845 to retrieve him after it landed in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.

“I was just kidding,” he could be heard saying in a video posted to social media. “I ain’t from Africa!” he continued, as he walked with the officials down the aisle of the plane.

The Dominican officials had met the plane coming from Philadelphia on the tarmac “due to a possible health issue on board,” U.S. Airways said in statement.

“We are following the direction of, and strictly adhering to, all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines in place for airlines in response to the Ebola virus,” the airline said.

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