GREAT JOB TSA!!!!
Somehow a scorpion got past security and on to a plane to sing Alaska Airlines passenger Jeff Ellis.
He sat terrified 30,000 feet in the air staring at the wriggling scorpion that stung him on a flight to Alaska.
"I felt it on my shirt-sleeve and brushed it off, I thought it was a little spider or something. Then I felt it back on my elbow. In the movies, scorpions kill people. I was just nervous, on edge, making sure that my heart was beating normal, that I wasn't sweating."
An Alaska Airlines spokeswoman said the scorpion probably crawled on board the plane during a stop in Austin, Texas. The plane then landed in Seattle, where Ellis boarded for a flight to Anchorage.
He said he is happy with the flight crew's response, and said the airline has offered him 4,000 frequent-flier miles and two round-trip tickets.
We think he deserves an annual salary. But it's whatever.