An unidentified woman was dragged off a Delta Airlines flight by police at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport on Dec. 12 (video below).
The flight was scheduled to go to San Diego, but was delayed when the woman refused to leave the plane after reportedly failing to provide her ID or ticket, notes WDIV.
An unidentified passenger provided a video of the incident and an eyewitness account to a travel blog, Renes Points:
She didn’t check in with gate agent and walked right on. [The] woman blew by gate agent and didn’t check in because she wasn’t an early boarder and deserved overhead bin space.
Colleague in back by her said she was mouthy and had a huge attitude. Police tackled her out of her seat and brought her to the ground. Not sure how she was subdued, some people speculated a taser.
In the video, the captain tells passengers about the weather in San Diego as the woman is dragged out by police. The woman doesn't appear to be fighting the cops as they pull her down the aisle. Some passengers can be heard laughing at the spectacle, while others film it with their cell phones.
An airport spokesperson issued a statement to WJBK:
At approximately 8 this morning, Delta Air Lines contacted Detroit Metropolitan Airport's police department requesting assistance with a passenger who would not comply with boarding and baggage check procedures at a McNamara Terminal gate.
When officers arrived, Delta Air Lines stated the woman could not remain on board. Despite repeated requests by officers, the woman refused to leave the aircraft and had to be removed. She was arrested and charges are pending.
Delta spokesman Anthony Black gave the airline's version to Renes Points:
Delta flight 2083 DTW to SAN incurred a slight departure delay due to a passenger not complying with boarding and baggage check procedures. The passenger was removed by local law enforcement and the flight was able to continue. Addition questions should be directed to airport law enforcement.