A woman attacks a Spirit Airlines flight attendant and is detained by passengers


A woman who attacked two flight attendants on a flight to Nashville on Spirit Airlines on Saturday night shouted “shoot me” when she was detained by a passenger and arrested by police.

Arrest According to Afidabit, airport police arrested a 42-year-old woman in public drunkenness around 7 pm after a crew member contacted a police officer on the ground at Nashville International Airport.

The flight took off from Fort Lauderdale around 6 pm, according to Spirit Airlines spokesman Nicole Agia and FlightAware, a flight tracking website.

When the plane arrived, crew members told officers that she had attacked two flight attendants, hit one and pulled the other’s hair.

Aguiar did not comment on the details of the affidavit, but said law enforcement officers had removed “passengers for unruly behavior.”

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“We do not tolerate any kind of offensive behavior, and this passenger is no longer welcome on any of our flights,” Aguiar said in an email.

The affidavit said another passenger was holding his leg in a cable tie before the passenger got off the plane. She smelled alcohol, spoke vaguely, and her eyes shed blood. According to the affidavit, she told officers that she drank “a lot.”

According to the affidavit, she yelled at the police several times after police arrested her, saying, “I didn’t do anything wrong” and “shot me.” Passengers also resisted riding police cars, such as by stiffening their legs to prevent police officers from closing the doors.

She was put in prison at 8:40 pm on Saturday night, but released at 6 am on Sunday, according to prison records at the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office.

“Thanks to our crew and guests for supporting local law enforcement agencies,” Aguiar said in an email. “We work with relevant authorities to ensure that this individual is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

The affidavit stated that the crew did not want to sue the passengers.

An email from Kym Gerlock, a spokesman for Nashville International Airport, provided no additional details other than the affidavit information, but Gerlock said “the problem is under investigation.”

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This article was originally published in Nashville Tennessee: A woman arrested after attacking two Spirit Airlines flight attendants in flight