You'd think in this day and age of air travel, people would know better than to create a scene on a plane. Apparently this woman didn't get the memo. A passenger on a US Airways plane captured the moment an enraged passenger was dragged off the flight, swearing at police that they were abusing her.
Law enforcement had to be called in to deal with the situation before the flight left Philadelphia for Lisbon in Portugal. According to witnesses, the woman was very upset that they weren't going to Brazil instead and was swearing loudly about it, upsetting the other passengers, including many children. When the flight attendants couldn't handle her escalating fit, they called the cops.
Fellow passenger Mike Irving managed to get video of the woman being forcibly removed from the plane, after officers gave her every chance to calm herself and act on her own volition. Rather than realizing she was scaring everyone with her outburst, she started verbally abusing the police.
"This is harassment, I didn't do anything wrong!" she can be heard screaming, after a man said to her, "Get up now or I will pick you up. Do you want me to pick you up?"
Then follows a long string of F-bombs and other obscenities, as she is forced down the center aisle of the plane in handcuffs. My favorite part is when she starts yelling at everyone that they're "racist f---ing bigots." She appears to be white.
She also promises to sue the people taking her away and tells them they're going to lose their jobs. All peppered with, "I didn't do anything wrong!"
Irving, who posted the video on Reddit, said, "She came on the plane yelling and swearing about how we are going to Portugal and not Brazil. She continued being loud and obnoxious and I'm assuming that some of the families with younger children told the flight attendants, who then called the police."
"When the police came," he continued, "she refused to move, started screaming at them and telling them she would sue, and when they told her she would be arrested if she didn't cooperate, that just edged her on more."
What a scary way to start an international flight! Traveling is so not fun anymore (was it ever? This millennial wants to know), but this lady needed a chill pill or something. Even if some passengers weren't shaken up or disturbed by her fit, everyone at least had to be annoyed -- the flight was delayed almost two hours.
How would you feel if you witnessed something like this on a flight?
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