A young woman was carried off a Frontier Airlines flight at Miami International Airport after getting into a foul-mouthed brawl with another passenger while boarding.
Simone Bryna Kim, 24, of Killeen, Texas, was arrested on Tuesday afternoon after she had to be carried off the flight by Miami-Dade police officers.
The plane was getting ready to head to Philadelphia when Kim and another passenger came head-to-head in the aisle.
‘I’m whatever you want,’ Kim can be heard telling the man. ‘I’ll beat you the f**k up. What you trying to be on?
‘One thing, I’m going to rock your s**t,’ she said as she leaned around a woman who was trying to calm the situation to yell at the man. ‘If you’re real, show me what’s up. I’m going to beat you the f**k up on this s**t, I guarantee you, I guarantee you.’
A crew member in a yellow vest can be seen asking Kim to leave, but she refused, causing the police to respond. When she refused again, law enforcement asked everyone to get off the plane, according to Local 10 News.
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Simone Bryna Kim, 24, of Killeen, Texas, was arrested on Tuesday afternoon after she had to be carried off the flight by Miami-Dade police officers
When Kim was informed she was under arrest, she started to ‘push [and] pull’ away from officers and scratched and bit some of them. She was later carried off the plane and taken to jail.
Video from inside the airplane show a group of officers escorting her off the flight. By the time they reach the end of the staircase, four officers had to carry her to the squad car.
Officers attempted to put leg restraints on her but she began kicking when they did. She also nearly knocked an officer down the stairs during her struggles.
She was booked into the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center and later bonded out.
Kim faces two felonies for battery on a police officer, one felony for resisting an officer with violence, and three misdemeanors for assaulting an officer, and another misdemeanor for trespassing.
Kim’s outburst is just one of many seen across US airports since the post-pandemic travel boom.
Earlier this month, Francisco Severo Torres, 33, of Massachusetts, was charged with one count of interference and attempted interference with flight crew members after he attempted to stab a crew member with a broken wooden spoon.
‘I’m whatever you want,’ Kim can be heard telling the man. ‘I’ll beat you the f**k up. What you trying to be on? One thing, I’m going to rock your s**t,’ she said as she leaned around a female passenger who was trying to calm the situation
Kim was asked to leave the flight, but she refused as she kept arguing with the man. She was later escorted off by police, whom she bit, kicked, and scratched
She nearly knocked on officer down the stairs as she struggled to get out of their grasp (pictured) as they carried her to the squad car
Kim faces two felonies for battery on a police officer, one felony for resisting an officer with violence, and three misdemeanors for assaulting an officer, and another misdemeanor for trespassing
The captain of the flight radioed air traffic control to tell them Torres had been detained by passengers but was ‘not going quietly’, and had six people restraining him as the plane came down to land.
Torres had boarded United Airlines Flight 2609 on Sunday in Los Angeles, bound for Boston.
With 45 minutes of the journey remaining, a member of the cabin crew reported that an emergency exit had been tampered with.
A flight attendant noticed that the door’s locking handle had been moved out of the fully locked position about a quarter of the way toward the unlocked position.
Kim isn’t the only unruly passenger. Tiffany Michelle Miles, 36, of Washington DC, was arrested last month after she got into an altercation with the crew because they took too long to serve her alcoholic beverage
She was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor for airport obstruction, which carries a jail sentence of 20 years, but it was later dropped
The emergency slide arming lever had also been moved to the disarmed position, authorities said.
The crew secured the door and slide.
Another flight attendant had noticed that Torres was seen near the door and believed he had tampered with it. The crew told the captain that he was a threat and the plane should be landed as soon as possible.
At that point, prosecutors allege, Torres got out of his seat, approached two flight attendants standing in the aisle, and used the spoon to make stabbing motions, hitting a flight attendant three times in the neck area before being restrained.
Last month, Tiffany Michelle Miles, 36, of Washington DC, grew angry after flight crews took a long time serving her alcoholic beverage. It was originally reported that she had attempted to breach the cockpit, forcing the American Airlines flight to make an emergency landing. She later claimed that she was getting up to use the restroom.
She was charged with a misdemeanor of airport obstruction, which carries a jail sentence of 20 years, but it was later dropped.
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