Woman kicked off plane 'for talking on phone'

ninemsn staff
3:21pm June 26, 2013
June 26, 2013: A US woman who allegedly refused to switch off her phone before take-off has been ejected from the flight and charged with a number of offences.

A US woman who launched an obscenity-laden tirade against security officers and attacked them after she was asked to get off a flight for refusing to put down her mobile phone has been charged.

Lindsay Capri Bien-Aime, 21, was filmed abusing Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents at a Florida airport on Sunday after she was asked to leave the Charlotte-bound flight because she allegedly ignored requests to turn off her phone before take-off, New York Daily News reports.

A fellow passenger on the US Airways flight filmed Aime yelling that she was "college educated" and demanding to be told why she was being asked to leave the plane.

"Someone needs to come and tell me what's the problem," Aime said repeatedly.

TSA agents warned the 21-year-old she would go to jail if she continued to resist but Aime remained steadfast, lashing out at passengers who urged her to leave the flight peacefully.

After a few minutes of warning Aime that she was making matters worse for herself the agents handcuffed her and led her off the plane.

Video of the arrest shows Aime refusing to surrender to the agents, who eventually managed to subdue her with the help of a passenger.

Aime has been charged with charged with battery on a law enforcement officer, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

Source: New York Daily News

Author: Alex Pleffer, Approving editor: Matthew Henry

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