Man Tasered, Removed From Flight in Miami After Allegedly Touching Passenger Inappropriately

Man Tasered, Removed From Flight in Miami After Allegedly Touching Passenger Inappropriately

Man Tasered, Removed From Flight in Miami After Allegedly Touching Passenger Inappropriately

Police used a Taser on the man multiple times before he was arrested and escorted off the plane.

In videos given to Local 10 News by passengers on board, the man was being combative with flight attendants and law enforcement officers who were taking him into custody.

A passenger was removed from a Miami flight bound for Chicago on Sunday night. He kept asking why they were removing him.

Jacob Garcia, of Chicago, began hurling insults at airline staff Sunday when they asked him to switch seats after a woman accused Garcia of touching her inappropriately, Reuters reported, citing a Miami-Dade Police Department arrest report. American Airlines says the man and another passenger got into an argument and that's when the crew asked the man to deplane. Due to Mr. Garcia's clothing, one prong penetrated the area of his abdomen and the other to his clothing. "In accordance with our procedures, American began the process of deplaning the entire aircraft".


Passenger videos show police zapping the man as they struggled to get him off the plane.

Llerena said that during the struggle with officers, Garcia attempted to reach for one of the officer's gun but was unable to remove it from the holster.

ABC 7 Chicago added that the incident caused the American Airlines flight to be delayed for about one hour.

A Miami-Dade police. During that process, a physical altercation between the two same passengers took place. He's been charged with five counts including battery, resisting arrest and depriving an officer of their means of protection, NBC News reports. The flight, which was scheduled to depart at 9:30 p.m. ET, departed at 10:34 p.m. ET with all remaining passengers. It wasn't immediately clear if he had an attorney who could answer to the charges. "The same passenger was subsequently arrested by law enforcement.We thank our crews and airport customer service team for their excellent work in this situation".

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