I'll admit it, I can be extremely petty. I hold grudges, I'm passive-aggressive, and it's something I need to work on. But there's a man in Clackamas, Oregon who took petty to an entirely new level, and I don't know whether to be impressed of terrified.
Family politics are always tricky, and now Sonny Donnie Smith definitely knows one way NOT to deal with them. It's pretty simple: don't report your brother and father to airports as terrorists.
Smith's brother and father had been invited to a family wedding, which apparently Smith felt he should have been invited to as well. Instead of contacting the person getting married, the 38-year-old called the airports his father and brother would be flying out of to report them as suspected terrorists. He called security offices at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas as well as the Midland International Air and Space Port in Texas, and both travelers were detained.
The brother and father were extensively questioned by investigators, but eventually authorities realized neither posed a threat to public safety.
"Thanks to the FBI agents and partner agencies who worked this case, Mr. Smith quickly found his harassment was far from anonymous," Loren Cannon, Oregon's FBI special agent in charge, told The Oregonian.
But aside from most likely being banned from every family reunion the Smiths throw from now until eternity, Sonny is facing some more serious consequences.