Denver airport arrest: Man runs through emergency exit in attempt to stop plane.

Romantic-Comedy Behavior Gets Real-Life Man Arrested

Romantic-Comedy Behavior Gets Real-Life Man Arrested

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Aug. 19 2015 4:05 PM

Romantic-Comedy Behavior Gets Real-Life Man Arrested

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Denver International Airport.

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In 1999 the Onion wrote a story, one of its all-time greats, with the headline above. In 2015, fiction sort of became reality in Denver:

Marc Rehmar, 58, was charged with endangering public transportation and hindering transportation, according to a news release Wednesday from District Attorney Mitch Morrissey.
Rehmar is accused of pushing open a secure emergency exit on a concourse on Aug. 6 and running onto the ramp area to try to stop a plane that was being pushed back from the gate, the release said.
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Authorities have not actually said what motivated Rehmar, but presumably it involved making "a huge mistake" regarding someone who he'd "loved since the moment [he] first set eyes on [her]." He's scheduled to appear in court on Friday, possibly in the company of an exasperated but understanding best friend portrayed by Luis Guzmán.