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It's not exactly Racked material, but this piece about Mathias Guerrand-Hermès, the heir to the Hermès fortune, grabbing the crotch of a pilot on a flight from Paris to New York is too weird to ignore. "...the episode started when he perched on the armrest of a woman’s seat in his row in the first-class compartment, and she roused her sleeping husband, who told Mr. Guerrand-Hermès to move away. Instead, he moved closer. The flight crew was notified and asked him to stay in his own seat, but he refused...The captain came out of the cockpit and approached Mr. Guerrand-Hermès, asking him to calm down and offering him another seat. But Mr. Guerrand-Hermès grabbed the captain’s crotch, according to the complaint, which was sworn out by Thomas O’Grady, an F.B.I. special agent." [NYT]