Woman removed from plane for poking snoring passenger with pen

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A Southwest plane waits at Midway. | Sun-Times file photo

A woman was removed from a flight Thursday afternoon after she “poked” her seatmate with a pen to stop him from snoring before takeoff at Midway Airport, authorities said.

The customer on Southwest Airlines Flight 577 poked the person in the next seat with a pen to keep him from snoring, a statement from Southwest spokeswoman Brandy King said.

The woman was removed from the flight and the plane took off for Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, according to the statement. No one was injured.

According to the airline, the woman will be accommodated on a later flight.

Chicago Police could not immediately provide information on the incident.

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