On a Frontier flight from St. Louis to Denver a passenger went off on a “drunken tirade”.
The African American woman sitting next to him videotaped the episode in which he declared he should get what he wanted — even though “crew members allegedly refused to continue serving him alcohol” — because he was playing his ‘effing white card’ (which I guess is like a joker or trump of some other kind).
The woman reports that the man had been drinking in the Chili’s at Denver airport. She lucked out stuck in the middle next to the man and his travel companion, and asked crew if she could move but they were no help.
She says flight attendants continued to serve the man even though he was “visibly drunk from the moment he got on the plane.”
A flight attendant came by and served the couple drinks. Infused with more booze, Cannon says his flirting escalated to include descriptions of his penis size and what he wanted to do with the woman in the bathroom. Cannon also claims he started rubbing his pants leg and groin area.
Once again, Cannon says she alerted a flight attendant.
“When he described his penis size, I couldn’t take it no more,” she says. “I told them what he’d said.”
That’s when the man was cut off, and his tantrum ensued:
He was allowed to continue flying, but police met the aircraft in Denver. An altercation ensued, and the passenger “was choked into submission.”
Here’s the passenger being carted off on a stretcher:
This incident happened in June but video was just posted online and media are just now covering it this week.
Shemekia Cannon, who sat next to the man, received a $250 voucher for a future Frontier flight.
Some have suggested that the man though ultimately used his white privilege card it seems because there’s no record of the incident that media could find or charges filed. I suspect it’s actually Blue Privilege, excessive force that led to the incident being swept under the rug.
“He kept screaming, ‘I’m a business owner, I’m a business owner,'” she recalls. “He wanted everybody to know is that he is a business man and he had white privilege and a white card. He was flailing and fighting everybody.”
(HT: Jeff Edwards)