Philadelphia passenger loses shirt and wig to airline staff
A mother and daughter reportedly got into a fight with Spirit Airlines employees in Philadelphia on Monday, losing some clothes along the way.
The scuffle took place around 7:30 p.m. Monday night at Philadelphia International Airport after the mother and daughter, who were boarding a flight to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, were told the airline would have to charge extra fees given the size of their luggage. , reported the Daily Mail.
An argument ensued, during which “the 17-year-old woman attempted to gain access to Jetway and was arrested”, allegedly provoking the young girl to punch and pull the hair of an unnamed complainant, according to a police statement issued by the outlet.
Soon the dispute became physical and the passengers were “clinging” to the staff, Simple Flying detailed. Eventually the fighting became so intense that the “The 39-year-old mum lost her shirt and shoes in the fight, leaving her to fight with only her bra on.
Video appears to show the two passengers grappling with three airline workers next to a door, with others trying to intervene as the fight escalated.
In the background, a young boy can be heard screaming and at one point he can be seen hitting an airline employee, apparently in defense of the passengers. A witness quoted by the Daily Mail expressed sympathy for the child.
”Regardless of what he did, he’s just a kid – he looked distraught,” he said.
It is unclear what relationship the child might have with the passengers.
The post of the millennium noted that the “The now shirtless, shoeless mum then grabbed a keyboard and swung it around” before an airline employee “ripped off her wig.”
In August, Breitbart News covered another fight involving Spirit Airlines in which a female passenger was involved in a physical altercation with an airline contractor after complaining that she could not find a seat on the plane and calling the man a homophobic slur. The man was then suspended by his employer.