Frontier Airlines had an interesting way of handling an unruly passenger on a recent flight — by duct taping him to his seat.
22-year-old Maxwell Berry was restrained after allegedly punching one flight attendant and inappropriately touching two others.
The incidents escalated after Berry reportedly had two drinks during the flight, starting with brushing a cup against a female flight attendant who told him not to touch her. According to the police report, he then spilled a third drink on his shirt, went to the bathroom and came back out with no shirt on, then repeatedly groped two female flight attendants.
Video taken by fellow passenger Alfredo Rivera caught the violence that followed. A male flight attendant was asked to keep an eye on Berry following the sexual harassment, but that somehow resulted in Berry punching him.
In Rivera’s video, the unruly passenger yells out “You guys f—king suck!” before taking a swing at the employee, who eventually manages to restrain him.
“He started to get aggressive and then basically attack the male flight attendants,” Rivera told WPLG.
Later footage shows Berry being duct taped to his seat as he screams for help.
When the plane landed, Berry was taken into custody. He is now facing three counts of battery for his drunken antics.
Frontier Airline confirmed the incident, noting that a passenger on a flight from Philadelphia “needed to be restrained until the flight landed in Miami.”
“The flight attendants will be, as required in such circumstances, relieved of flying pending completion of investigation of the events,” their statement reads.
In July, an American Airlines passenger found herself restrained in a similar manner after becoming desperate to get off the plane mid-flight and attacking crew members in an attempt to access the emergency exit. That woman was allegedly suffering from mental issues and was taken to the hospital upon landing.