Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Why Would Anyone Refuse To Give Boarding Pass To Gate Agent And Then Have To Be Physically Dragged From The Plane? Only Reason Is That She Had Something To Hide.
Woman Dragged from Metro
Detroit Aircraft Faces Charges
The passenger stubbornly refused to leave the flight after she wouldn't show
her boarding pass or check her baggage, police said.
DETROIT, MI — The woman who was caught on video as she was dragged from a plane at the Metro Detroit Airport earlier this month
faces multiple criminal charges after allegedly refusing to show her
boarding pass to a ticket agent, Airport Police said. The video of
authorities dragging her limp body from Delta Flight 2083 became
an internet sensation, but little was known about what precipitated
the incident until the police report was made public.
According to the report, the as-yet-unidentified 40-year-old
Metro Detroit woman refused to show a ticket agent her boarding
pass or check her baggage before boarding the flight bound for
San Diego about 8:30 a.m. on Dec. 12. When questioned by police,
she reportedly said she had swiped the boarding pass herself.
The gate agent said in a statement to the Wayne Metro Airport
Police that the woman said “she was not checking her bag, and
went on board the aircraft.” According to the statement, Delta
officials “had no idea who she was.”
Also, according to the police report which was obtained by The Detroit News under the Freedom of Information Act, the woman
became combative with Airport Police officers Ronald Boyce and
Gregory Henry after she was told Delta had revoked her flight
privileges, shouted an expletive and refused to leave the plane.
An Airport Police sergeant and Delta manager also tried to get
the passenger to leave the plane. When she refused, they told her
that “if she had to be physically removed from the aircraft she
could be placed under arrest.”
“I don’t give a (expletive),” she reportedly said.
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Ultimately, Henry and the police sergeant grabbed the 330-pound
woman “by her upper arms and lifted her from the seat.” She
“resisted by falling to the floor and refused to get up,” according
to the report, and police then dragged her from the plane.
The passenger hasn’t been identified because she hasn’t been
arraigned. She was charged with disorderly conduct, failure to
obey the police and failure to leave an aircraft.
Her arraignment and pretrial hearing in 36th District Court are
scheduled for 9 a.m. on Jan. 18.