Is This The Dumbest Hostage EVER In The History Of Hijacks?

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What do you do when you find yourself on board a plane with a hijacker who has a bomb strapped to him?

Why take a picture with him of course!

That is exactly what British hostage Ben Innes did when he found himself caught up in the EgyptAir hijack earlier this week.

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In what must surely be the most bizarre footage ever captured, the 26 year old health and safety worker asked the flight attendants if he could take a snap with the suicide-belt wearing hijacker, Seif Eldin Mustafa.

The hostesses, who must surely be out of work now, told him to approach and then snapped him standing grinning like the village idiot next to the, it's fair to say bemused, hijacker.

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Mr Innes tried to explain his reasoning to the The Sun, saying;

"I'm not sure why I did it, I just threw caution to the wind while trying to stay cheerful in the face of adversity. I figured if this bomb was real, I'd nothing to lose anyway, so took a chance to get a closer look at it."

Seriously? A closer look? What because your job as a health and safety auditor requires you to get up close and personal with a bomb when you happen upon one?

This guy is such a dick. He had no idea if his approaching the hijacker would unhinge him even further and cause him to panic and set the thing strapped to his waist off. It is equally unbelievable that the stewardesses, who have training in hijack situations would let him approach their captor. I'm pretty sure no part of stewardess training involves taking selfies with hijackers, even if, as it's now being suggested, it was to get a picture of the man to send to police.

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The hijacker is the one on the left.

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Innes texted his mother just after he had posed for the picture and endangered the lives of everyone on board to let her know he was ok. She sensibly told him to not do anything to draw attention to himself. Too late Mom.

Funnily enough, the dipshit Brit is now not seeing the funny side after being on the receiving end of a media backlash. He was filmed striding through the airport being questioned on his actions as he landed back in the UK, until he eventually grabbed the news camera to stop it filming him. Dumb jerk.

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