After what seemed to be many punches to a flight attendant, an irate passenger on a United Airlines flight had to be detained by his fellow passengers before the flight could continue.
On May 1, shortly after midnight, Naya Jimenez filmed a video before her journey from San Francisco to Houston. The flight was scheduled to depart just after midnight.
Angry Passenger On San Francisco Houston Flight
According to ABC7, She told Eyewitness News that the passenger was upset with her because she first asked his wife, and then him, to relocate out of the seat allotted to her.
“They had to bring in a gate attendant to try to talk to both of them,” she said. “Then, he began slurring his speech a little bit, like, ‘Sir, why are you smiling at me?’ That’s the first thing he said.”
Jimenez states that it happened after the man came dangerously close to jumping out of the plane. You can also read Texas School Leaders Call Mayday For Funds
“After he paused for a minute, he ran toward where the pilot was, where the emergency exit doors are, and attempted to open it. (He) successfully opened the emergency exit and was about to jump down,” she explained, “The plane is elevated, so he would have jumped apparently two stories to the ground, and the flight attendants just kicked in, and everybody pulled him back to safety.”
Video Shows Angry Passenger Punching United Staffer On San Francisco Houston Flight. You can see a youtube video below:
Following is a statement provided by United Airlines to Eyewitness News: You can see the Luncheon Honors Top 10 Friendswood High School Graduates.
“On Sunday night, our team at San Francisco International Airport immediately contacted law enforcement officials after a customer became disruptive during boarding. We’re grateful to our team in San Francisco for their professionalism in this situation and for looking out for the safety of our customers and their fellow United employees.”
Cody Benjamin Lovins, age 47, originally from Montgomery, Texas, was taken into custody, charged with battery, and then released, according to an update provided by the police of San Francisco on Tuesday to Eyewitness News.