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

Woman removed from plane for poking snoring passenger with pen

SHARE Woman removed from plane for poking snoring passenger with pen
SHARE Woman removed from plane for poking snoring passenger with pen

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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