A woman was arrested Saturday night after attacking two flight attendants while on a flight to Nashville, being zip-tied by a fellow passenger, and yelled at officers to “shoot me.”
The 42-year-old woman was removed from the flight for “unruly behavior” and was arrested for public intoxication after the flight crew contacted airport police on the ground at Nashville International Airport, the Tennesean reported. (RELATED: Woman Beats Up Fellow Passenger Whose Kids Kept Kicking Her Seat, Ends Up Charged With Assault)
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The flight took off from Fort Lauderdale around 6 p.m., it was sometime after take off that the woman attacked the two flight attendants, punching one and pulling the other’s hair. It was then that a fellow passenger restrained the woman’s feet using zip-ties, according to the Tennesean.
The woman reportedly smelled like alcohol, had slurred speech, and bloodshot eyes. The woman had also told officers that she drank “a lot,” according to the outlet.
After being arrested, she yelled at the officers saying “I didn’t do anything wrong” and “shoot me,” the Tennesean reported. The woman also tried resisting to get into a police cruiser by stiffening her legs, so officers could not close the door.
“Thank you to our guests who assisted our crew and local law enforcement for their assistance,” Spirit Airlines spokesperson Nicole Aguiar said, according to the Tennesean. “We will work with the relevant authorities to ensure this individual is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”
The woman was admitted to jail Saturday evening around 8:40 p.m. and was released Sunday morning, according to the outlet. The flight crew did not want to press charges and the woman’s case was dismissed.
Police arrested a passenger on a Jetblue flight in September for allegedly choking a flight attendant and rushing the cockpit. A flight attendant was attacked on a flight from New York and California in October and was left bloodied and had to be sent to the hospital.