Portland airport monitor hijacked so man can play video games
The video game fanatic couldn’t take a break while waiting for a flight
Everybody knows that long hours of waiting in an airport for a flight to take off can really pass by slow, especially if it’s late and there is no one around. Playing one’s favorite video game might be a great option for making the time pass faster; however, not on a TV screen that belongs to the airport. One traveler could not resist the urge and, in want of a bigger screen for a better video game experience, last Thursday morning, this individual decided to take control of one of the official monitors inside of the Portland airport to use with his PlayStation 4 game console.
Based on a press report from the airport’s spokesperson, Kama Simonds, “That is obviously something that we don’t want to have happened because travelers need the information that we are putting on the screens for them.” Once the individual was spotted in the surveillance cameras, the supervisor of operations approached him in a very discreet way “and very kindly asked this person to unplug and cease using the monitors at the airport,” said Simonds. At least everything was kept in a polite tone, as the gamer asked back “very politely” to be allowed to finish the game. Sadly, he had to give it up after the Supervisor’s refusal. “Apparently, it was a very polite and cordial interaction,” Simonds said, calling it “a good reminder of what not to do at the airport.”