Mohammed Atta, fanatic Muslim, drunk in Florida
FBI seizes records of students at flight schools
By BARRY KLEIN, WES ALLISON, KATHRYN WEXLER and JEFF TESTERMAN
? St. Petersburg Times,
published September 13, 2001
“A bar manager in Hollywood told FBI agents he saw the two men drinking heavily last week.
Tony Amos, the night manager at Shuckums Bar in Hollywood, told the Palm Beach Post that Atta argued with him over his tab. When Amos asked Atta whether he could pay, Atta got offended and said, “I’m a pilot for American Airlines and I can pay my bill,” bartender Patricia Idrissi said.
“They were wasted,” said Idrissi, who said she directed the two men to a Chinese restaurant a few doors down.
They later returned and each ordered about five drinks, she said. The bill came to $48 and the men began arguing in broken English. After the confrontation with Amos, she said, Atta paid her with a $100 bill from a thick wad of currency in large denominations.”