Infowars | August 1, 2008
Jason Robo– an apparent activist and Infowars.com listener– has been charged with several counts including interfering with aircraft operation, disorderly conduct and disorderly conduct on a public conveyance after allegedly putting ‘9/11 Was an Inside Job’ stickers in the bathroom and on a seat inside the plane he boarded at Logan Airport in Boston. Robo reportedly later told police the stickers were meant to be a joke.
According to reports, Robo left the plane before takeoff after a flight attendant found a sticker in the bathroom and then found another near his seat. Passengers described him as ‘behaving nervously’ and noted his t-shirt, described as ‘a yellow t-shirt featuring images of George W. Bush and Adolf Hitler.’
Witnesses claim Robo stated, “I have to get off this plane right now.” Several other stickers as well as crumpled up sticker-backings were reportedly found afterwards in the area of his seat. The plane was evacuated and delayed three hours while bomb-sniffing dogs and other security combed the plane for any issues.
The Bostonist.com didn’t seem too concerned about the apparent ‘scare’; they even featured a large graphic with three Alex Jones stickers (pictured). Its report briefed readers on nature of the Alex Jones program and essentially identifies Jones with the spirit of freedom against the frustrations of airport security (with stated reservation for Jones’ claims). :
“We have to admit that we think of him when taking off our shoes at the airport. For the love of Alex, please let us retain our flip flop freedoms, TSA!”
The incident has made national news and heavy regional coverage in the Boston area, and Robo is, like the ‘Don’t Tase Me, Bro’ guy, treated like a criminal and put in the spotlight for doing nothing wrong in an era of terrorism paranoia. Robo, a student at Humboldt State University in California, self-describes in his blog as:
HyperActivist/scholarly revolutionary, against the New World Order. @ Humboldt State University majoring in Political Science/Economics & history minor… Elected in a record election into student government on a revolutionary platform & later marginalized by a sellout president, illegally impeached, illegally removed from an election as a re-do was initiated… I’m only human, trying to do my part, tired of learning, opting to be proactive, not writing papers and debating in classes.
At least one blog from Humboldt U. has posted on the story, commenting, “Jason Robo’s Boston Adventure – Police Overreaction?” Indeed, all he did was make a statement. A whatever happened to freedom of speech, anyway? Thankfully, he wasn’t tased.
Below are excerpts from several media outlets from across the country that outline further details on the incident:
Worcester-Humbolt Alex Jones Fan Stops Plane
The Globe reports that Jason Robo, a Humboldt State student from Worcester, slapped a “911 was an inside job” sticker on an airline restroom, then fled, leaving another Alex Jones’ Prison Planet sticker on his seat and causing a 3-hour delay for Salt Lake City passengers. The flyers who didn’t flee were taken from the plane and made to wait while it was searched thoroughly by bomb-sniffing dogs. The flight eventually left three hours behind schedule.
For those not in the know, Alex Jones is a prolific documentarian, radio host, and conspiracy theorist convinced the government’s New World Order is taking over our lives. He’s for guns and freedom, and against government control. While he goes a little (lot) too far some (most) of the time, we have to admit that we think of him when taking off our shoes at the airport. For the love of Alex, please let us retain our flip flop freedoms, TSA! At least they have the freedom to grow weed in Humboldt, if not bring it on planes.
College student with 9/11 conspiracy sticker forces delay of Boston flight
A former Worcester man was arraigned today on disorderly conduct charges after he allegedly slapped a 9/11 conspiracy sticker in a plane lavatory before running off the aircraft just before takeoff.
Jason Robo had boarded Delta flight 1165 for Salt Late City just after 5 p.m. Wednesday when the crew noticed he was acting nervously, said David Procopio, a State Police spokesman. Robo was spotted entering one of the bathrooms, and, after he left, a crew member found what appeared to be a handmade sticker that read: “9/11 was an inside job.”
As other passengers continued boarding, Robo suddenly bolted off the aircraft. “I have to get off this plane,” he allegedly said.
Police said additional stickers were found stuck to the fold-down tray where Robo was sitting in the plane, crumpled up on a nearby seat, and affixed to a public telephone at Gate 15 in Logan Airport.
HSU student faces charges after airplane scare
A Humboldt State University student was charged Thursday morning with interfering with aircraft operation on a Salt Lake City bound flight taking off from Boston Wednesday.
Jason Robo, of Eureka, was released following his arraignment of additional charges of disorderly conduct and disorderly conduct on a public conveyance, according to a news release issued by Boston’s Suffolk County District Attorney’s office.
The charges followed alleged actions by Robo that forced an evacuation of Delta Flight 1165 to Salt Lake City and delayed takeoff for three hours.
Multiple passengers on the flight observed Robo behaving nervously while wearing a yellow shirt over a T-shirt featuring images of George W. Bush and Adolf Hitler.
Robo was observed leaving his seat and entering the lavatory on the co-pilot’s side of the plane, then returning to his seat without the yellow shirt.
When a flight attendant entered the lavatory upon Robo’s exit, she found an adhesive address label that read “9/11 was an Inside Job! PrisonPlanet.com” affixed to the sink area, the release stated.
The flight attendant also observed a second sticker on a fold-down tray table and informed the pilot.
Robo was said to have charged off the plane after telling a flight attendant, “I have to get off this plane right now.”
Massachusetts State Police assigned to Boston’s Logan Airport responded to the scene, spoke with members of the flight crew, and initiated a search for Robo.
He was soon located at the baggage claim and, upon being taken into custody, made statements indicating that the stickers were “a joke.”
Additional stickers were also located on a public telephone at Gate 15 and crumpled up on seat 28E.
Student charged in Logan scare
BOSTON — A college student was in court Thursday after he caused a 3 hour delay on a Delta flight by slapping a 911 conspiracy sticker in the bathroom before running off the plane just before takeoff Wednesday.
Jason Robo, 26, a Worcester native who now attends college in California, was boarding flight 1165 to Salt Lake City at, Utah at Boston’s Logan Airport when multiple passengers observed that Robo was behaving nervously.
Witnesses said that Robo left his seat and entered the plane’s lavatory. When a flight attendant entered the lavatory upon Robo’s exit, she found an adhesive address label that read, “9/11 was an Inside Job! PrisonPlanet.com” affixed to the sink area.
The flight attendant also found a second sticker on the fold-down tray near his seat and informed the pilot.
That is when Robo ran off the plane after telling another flight attendant, “I have to get off this plane right now.”
Student charged after 9/11 stickers left on plane
BOSTON (AP) – A former Worcester man faces charges after he allegedly placed a sticker claiming Sept. 11 was an “inside job” in an airplane bathroom, then ran off the plane at Logan International Airport.
Twenty-6-year-old Jason Robo was arraigned Thursday on charges of disorderly conduct and interfering with aircraft operation.