We're not joking. A woman on his plane threatened to stab him with a knife.
Jonathan was flying from JFK to LAX when a woman on his flight tweeted at him, "Jonathan Cheban is on my flight, should I cut him with my weapon?" She followed that up by saying, "I gotta pretty intense pocket knife with mehhh." Cheban responded, "Police?"
When the plane landed at LAX, the woman was escorted off by police and subsequently detained.
The woman later tried to smooth things over, tweeting back at Cheban, "It was a bad joke ... you look really hot babe." She has since apologized again, "Sorry for scaring you bb, that tweet was composed in an Amanda Bynes tone, my way of saying that you look sexy in real life." And now it looks like she's turning over a new leaf on Twitter, saying, "Not gonna unfollow Amanda, but definitely gonna start taking twitter more seriously."
Now that we know where she gets her inspiration from, this situation seems funnier, doesn't it? Airport police weren't taking any chances, though, even if she was just joking. They searched the woman outside the plane and determined she did not actually have a knife. She was subsequently released without further incident.
Jonathan told TMZ, he never personally alerted authorities — someone else reported the tweets — but he admitted the incident was "scary."