Man tasered on AA flight after allegedly fondling female passenger

Man tasered on AA flight after allegedly fondling female passenger

Chicago's Jacob Garcia, 28, first received special attention after a female passenger accused him if improperly touching her. They said after he was moved to a different seat by flight attendants, he began using racial slurs.

American Airlines passenger Jacob Garcia was arrested after allegedly touching a female passenger inappropriately and resisting efforts to remove him from the aircraft, according to the Miami-Dade Police Department. Video of the incident was posted on social media, which shows Garcia fighting against the officers and refusing to get off the plane.

When Garcia still refused to walk off the plane, officers carried him out all while yelling at the officers and other passengers.

An officer was forced to tase Garcia as they struggled to get him off the plane, according to the police. A stun gun was deployed but did not appear to attach correctly due to Garcia's clothing.

The flight crew then began deplaning the aircraft after Garcia refused to get off on his own.

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Police said Garcia reached for an officer's handgun at one point and kicked the driver's side rear window of a police vehicle, causing about $150 in damage, WPLG reports.

The incident reportedly delayed the flight by about an hour.

Three officers came onboard the aircraft to arrest Garcia, but he "began to resist and pull away", Miami New Times reports.

"We will cooperate with the Miami-Dade Police Department on this matter". During that process, a physical altercation between the same two passengers took place. The flight, which was scheduled to depart at 9:30 p.m. ET, departed at 10:34 p.m. ET with all remaining passengers.

Garcia was later brought to Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center where he was charged with battery, depriving and officer of a firearm, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct, officials said. We thank our crews and airport customer service team for their excellent work in this situation.

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