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Sentencing postponed for Kona man who made fake airline threat

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 03:17 p.m. HST, Dec 02, 2013

Sentencing has been postponed for a Hawaii man who pleaded guilty to making a hoax call to the FBI when he falsely reported a possible hijacker was aboard an airplane.

The new sentencing date for Timothy David Hershman of Kona is Jan. 23 in federal court in Honolulu.

He pleaded guilty to calling the FBI on Jan. 17 saying another man was going to hijack an Alaska Airlines flight.

Authorities determined the other man was aboard an Alaska Airlines flight from Kona to Seattle. Two Oregon National Guard fighter jets escorted the flight.

Authorities decided the call was a hoax after questioning the other man for nearly two hours.

Prosecutors say Hershman confessed to making the call because the man had allegedly placed fish guts in his truck.

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cojef wrote:
lolo for sure!
on December 2,2013 | 07:04AM
whatcanisay wrote:
This guy is way past lolo!
on December 2,2013 | 12:47PM
neighborhoodmole wrote:
Assuming the fish guts prank was real, he could have retaliated with another practical joke that was not illegal.
on December 2,2013 | 07:16AM
HanabataDays wrote:
Fish guts, fish guts Roly-poly fish guts Fish guts, fish guts Eat 'em up, yum!
on December 2,2013 | 07:29AM
loquaciousone wrote:
Make him pay for the cost of scrambling two fighter jets and buy both pilots lunch for a year. That should remind him that the cost of his joke is going to cost him his house.
on December 2,2013 | 12:18PM
Anonymous wrote:
If only there was a pill that could cure stupidity.
on December 2,2013 | 12:22PM
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