VIDEO: Unruly Passenger Taped To Seat After Attacking Flight Attendants
By Zuri Anderson
August 3, 2021
A crazy encounter between an unruly passenger and flight attendants during a flight to South Florida was caught on camera, according to Local 10.
The fight reportedly escalated to the point where the man had to be duct-taped to his seat until his arrest in Miami, which was also captured on video. The incident went down Saturday (July 31) during a Frontier Airlines flight from Philadelphia to the Magic City.
The suspect, identified as 22-year-old Maxwell Berry, of Norwalk, Ohio, faces three counts of battery after he was taken into custody. He was heard screaming, "You guys f***ing suck!" and My parents are worth more than f***ing two million godd**** dollars!" in the video.
Alfredo Rivera was also a passenger on the flight and pulled out his phone to record the chaos.
“He started to get aggressive and basically attack the male flight attendant,” Rivera told reporters. His video also shows Berry allegedly screaming for help as he was restrained.
An arrest report also claims the 22-year-old groped the breasts of two female flight attendants and had several drinks while on the flight.
Local 10 reached out to Frontier Airlines and sent the following statement to the station:
“During a flight from Philadelphia to Miami on July 31, a passenger made inappropriate physical contact with a flight attendant and subsequently physically assaulted another flight attendant. As a result, the passenger needed to be restrained until the flight landed in Miami and law enforcement arrived. The flight attendants will be, as required in such circumstances, relieved of flying pending completion of investigation of the events.”
ABC Reporter Sam Sweeney revealed Tuesday (August 3) that Frontier has also suspended the crew involved in the incident.
Frontier passenger allegedly touched 2 flight attendants breasts, then screamed his parents are worth $2 million, before punching a flight attendant. Frontier suspended the crew for duct taping the passenger to his seat as they landed in Miami. 22 yr old Max Berry is in custody. pic.twitter.com/4xS9Rwvafx— Sam Sweeney (@SweeneyABC) August 3, 2021