Whew, talk about flying the unfriendly skies! With all the drama surrounding travel right now, it doesn’t seem like things are getting better after a Frontier Airlines flight crew was temporarily relieved of duty for duct taping an unruly passenger.
The passenger in question is accused of inappropriately touching two flight attendants and assaulting another during a recent flight from Philly to Miami.
The airline told TMZ that the passenger “needed to be restrained” until the flight landed and police arrived.
Despite the guy’s wild actions, members of that flight crew were suspended as their bosses reportedly felt they may have crossed a line by duct taping the man.
In the video, you see the young guy going off on passengers, yelling at them saying that his parents are worth $2 million among other ramblings.
He’s also seen cussing out the flight attendants who were trying to get him to calm down.
Eventually, the dude throws hands with a male flight attendant and was then restrained to a seat with a ton of duct tape as the rest of the passengers watched and cheered in relief.
The man was later identified as Max Berry. The whole incident began when Berry exited the airplane bathroom shirtless after he allegedly spilled a drink on himself. As some attendants helped him get a new shirt from his bag, he allegedly groped some female flight attendants’ breasts, which was right before the camera started filming him.
When the plane landed, Berry was arrested and booked on several charges.
Frontier says it’s working with law enforcement to prosecute the passenger, and the airline says the crew members’ paid leave is in line with their policies as it investigates the incident.
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