Man tasered on American Airlines flight after allegedly fondling a female passenger

Jacob Garcia                       MIAMI DADE POLICE DEPT

Once law enforcement was on the aircraft, the passenger then became combative with the officers from the Miami-Dade Police Department.

A disruptive passenger was removed by police from an American Airlines flight Sunday in Miami after he reportedly inappropriately touched a female passenger and tried to fight her boyfriend.

American Airlines released a statement that read in part, "The instigating passenger was asked by our Miami team members to deplane and he refused".

Garcia refused to budge from his seat, police said.

"What is the reason why you are removing me from this plane?" he demands, pulling at the officers trying to put handcuffs on him. He was later taken into custody and placed under arrest, charged with five counts including battery, resisting arrest and depriving an officer of their means of protection.

The report states the officer deployed his taser 10 times, "due to Mr. Garcia's actions and the close quarters of the engagement, Officer Desorches was unable to holster his ECW (Electronic Control Weapon) which caused the number of cycles".

Garcia further delayed his departure - as well as the flight's - by entwining his legs with the aircraft seats.

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Witnesses told News 6 partner WPLG Jacob Garcia, 28, had been rude to a couple on board the flight from Miami to Chicago.

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

The airline said the crew followed procedure and began deplaning, but that's when a physical altercation between the same two passengers occurred.

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

The flight that was scheduled to leave at 9:30 p.m. finally got in the air just after 10:30 p.m.

RT.com has reached out to the Miami Dade Police Department for further details.

American said the passenger was ultimately arrested by law enforcement officials.

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