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Man Arrested For Wearing Excessive Clothing To Airport (Photos)

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A man was arrested after he attempted to board a plane while wearing eight pairs of pants and 10 shirts.

Ryan Carney Williams, who goes by the alias Ryan Hawaii, wore several layers of clothes to the airport in an attempt to avoid paying an excess baggage fee, according to the Daily Mail.

Hawaii claimed he was denied a boarding pass by British Airways when traveling from Iceland to England after he put on all the items of clothing that would not fit inside his checked luggage.

Icelandic news site Mbl reported that the airline turned Hawaii away because he was rude to check-in staff. When he refused to leave the desk, airline employees called security.

Hawaii shared a video to his Twitter page following the incident, accusing the airline of "racial profiling."

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"[British Airways] hi being held at Iceland Keflavik airport because I had no baggage put all the clothes on and they still won't let me on," he tweeted at the airline. "Racial profiling? Or...."

He then shared videos of himself asking employees why he was not allowed to board his flight, to which one employee responded, "Do we need to call the police?"

Hawaii later tweeted that he was arrested, sprayed with mace and held on the ground after he refused to leave the airport.

After being questioned by police, Hawaii was released and returned to the airport for an EasyJet flight that he had booked for the following day. But after going through security, he was told he would not be allowed to board because of what had happened the day before.

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Hawaii claimed he was left at the airport without money or luggage because his bags had successfully been sent to England, reports Fox News. He eventually was able to return to England on a Norwegian airlines flight.

Hawaii shared screenshots of his conversation with EasyJet via Twitter, which at first denied him a refund for the flight.

"I'm sorry to hear about your experiences with British Airways and ourselves, Ryan," EasyJet wrote to Hawaii. "Although we're not in a position to comment on the actions that British Airways took, the captain for your easyJet flight was made aware of what happened the previous day. Because of the this, the captain took the decision to offload you from the flight. Because of this, I'm afraid that we can't offer you a refund for your booking under out terms and conditions."

Hawaii responded, "Well I guess I'll see you in court. Thanks for your help mate. Wishing you well."

The airline later responded to inform Hawaii that he had been refunded for the cost of his flight.

Sources: Daily MailFox News / Featured Image: Pixabay / Embedded Images: Ryan Hawaii/Twitter via Daily Mail

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