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CNN) — A 44-year-old Bolivian drug addict and alcoholic was responsible for the hijacking Wednesday of a commercial jetliner, a Mexican official said.
Genaro Garcia Luna, the secretary for public security, told reporters that the suspect told authorities he hijacked the jet because the date — September 9, 2009, or 9/9/9 — held some significance for him.
MEXICO CITY (CNN) -- A 44-year-old Bolivian drug addict and alcoholic who describes himself as a church minister was responsible for the brief hijacking Wednesday of a commercial jetliner, a Mexican official said.
The suspect -- Jose Mar Flores -- told authorities he hijacked the jet because the date -- September 9, 2009, or 9/9/9, and 666 reversed -- held some significance for him, said Genaro Garcia Luna, the secretary for public safety.
"He said that because of that divine reference he wanted to alert Mexico City of an earthquake," Garcia told reporters.
Originally posted by harrytuttle
So the hijacker was all of these:
- Drug Addict
- Relgious (Catholic?)
- Conspiracy Theorist
Looks like the MSM is going to have a field day with this guy.
[edit on 9-9-2009 by harrytuttle]