A belligerent drunk woman was refused on a flight in Orlando... so she took a bike officer on a motorized bag police chase.
Orlando airport authorities were called to a gate where a woman was drunk and disorderly. She refused to leave the terminal and was insistent she get on her flight saying, "I don’t want no beef. I’m just trying to go home and enjoy myself".
When police got there to escort her, she was cussing up a storm and ended up taking off on her motorized bag through the airport. The bike cop gave chase and jokingly said, "that thing is fast, but I think I can catch her." He then radioed to dispatch, "We’re going to have a bike pursuing a suitcase in a minute." Probably one of the oddest pursuits he's ever encountered.
Chelsea Alston, 32, was the suspect in question. When the officer caught up with her, she was sitting on her suitcase near the tram. He politely told her he'd leave her alone if she just moved out of the secured area and sobered up for a bit, then found another flight. He even offered to "race her" there.
Alston, clearly intoxicated, refused commands and then ended up assaulting and spitting on the officer. That's when she was placed in handcuffs and arrested for her actions. She is now accused of battering the police officer and causing more than $1,000 in damage to his patrol car, court records allege. If convicted, she faces up to five years in prison for each offense.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, situations like this at airports, with out-of-control passengers, have risen exponentially. Every week, it seems, there is another story of someone losing it on a flight, fighting other passengers, trying to breach the cockpit. It's getting so ridiculous that grown adults don't know how to control themselves.
NBC News reported that by mid-2021, airlines had filed well over a thousand unruly passenger reports, up from 100 to 150 in previous years. The FAA also decided to begin a zero tolerance policy saying:
“The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are continuing to work together so unruly passengers face criminal prosecution when warranted."
There are a lot of mama's that would be slapping people upside the head if they saw they're grown child acting this way in public. GROW UP people... act like you got some sense.