A United Airlines pilot "hit his breaking point" and attacked a parking barrier with an axe, according to The Sun.
Kenneth Henderson Jones, 63, was charged with vandalism after smashing a parking barrier 23 times with a long-handled axe at Denver International Airport, CBS News Colorado reported, which obtained the footage.
Berserk with axe
Shocking footage shows Jones approaching the exit of an employee parking lot, grabbing the weapon on August 2, before smashing the barrier.
After successfully dismantling the parking barrier, the footage then cuts to parking lot employee Rick Stephens, who bravely confronts and then tries to disarm the wild pilot.
Stephens, 65, remained unharmed during the confrontation, which also saw Jones lose control of the axe.
Tired of waiting
Jones ran across the street and behind a building and stayed in a field before being apprehended by Denver police, a sheriff's report said.
The report added that "Kenneth started by saying that he just reached his breaking point."
The pilot claimed that his reason for acting as he did was to "get rid of the problem that made everyone wait," the police concluded.
A statement issued by United Airlines on Friday said that Jones "was removed from the schedule and is on leave while United conducts an internal investigation."
Jones was charged with a summons for vandalism and released at 3:05 p.m. that day, sheriff's records revealed.