Renowned American war correspondent Michael Yon was pulled aside, handcuffed, and interrogated at Seattle's Sea-Tac airport. His crime? Refusing to divulge how much money he makes. Beyond silly, this is also ironic because, had the TSA agent been a bit more widely read, he or she would have known that Michael Yon is a reader-supported war correspondent who depends on small contributions to keep going from month to month.
Not to be outdone, a Continental Airlines agent in Costa Rica bumped famed comedienne Joan Rivers from the last flight back to Newark because the agent didn't like the name on Rivers' passport: "Joan Rosenberg AKA Joan Rivers." (Rosenberg was the name of Rivers' late husband.) Rivers later quipped, "“If I were going to make up an alias, I wouldn’t pick Rosenberg. I’d pick Jolie or Pitt.” (h/t Michelle Malkin)
So I have to wonder: What other secret crimes and offenses can get one arrested or thrown off flights?
Aside: If you're not familiar with Michael Yon, you are missing something truly extraordinary. Spend an hour at his site; you will not come away the same.