Unruly passenger tased, removed from Chicago-bound American flight

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Police used a stun gun multiple times on an unruly American Airlines passenger before removing him from a Miami to Chicago. | AP file photo

MIAMI — Police repeatedly used a stun gun as they struggled to remove an American Airlines passenger accused of touching a female passenger without her permission.

A Miami-Dade police report says the flight crew told officers they tried to move 28-year-old Jacob Garcia of Chicago to another seat, but he continued to be unruly, screaming and insulting the woman and her boyfriend.

Police then asked Garcia to leave Flight 2446, which was waiting to take off from Miami to Chicago, but he refused.

Passenger videos show police zapping the man as they struggled to get him off the plane. He kept asking why they were removing him.

Garcia faces disorderly conduct and other charges. Jail records don’t list an attorney.

The plane left an hour late.

Jacob Garcia was removed from a Chicago-bound flight after a disagreement with another passenger on Sunday, April 22, 2018. | Miami-Dade Department of Corrections via AP

Jacob Garcia was removed from a Chicago-bound flight after a disagreement with another passenger on Sunday, April 22, 2018. | Miami-Dade Department of Corrections via AP


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