Woman Removed from U.S. Airways Flight After Refusing to Comply with Crew and Fight with Police (Video)

Lindsay Ben-amie gets belligerent with police officers that are called in on a U.S. Airways flight Sunday, June 24, 2013.

Lindsay Capri Bien-amie gets belligerent with police officers that are called in on a U.S. Airways flight Sunday, June 24, 2013.

If you know you’re not that good with people when you ride on the city bus or subway, then you might want to stay off of planes.  The space is smaller and you’re going to have to follow directions of the crew and sit in close quarters with other passengers.

Lindsay Capri Bien-aime had to be physically removed from a U.S. Airways flight from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to  Charlotte, North Carolina, Sunday, after crew members complained to authorities that she would not listen to them and was on her “phone the whole time,” according to the raw video another passenger took of the incident and posted by local NBC affiliate WCNC.

The 45-minute delay on Sunday’s flight out of Ft. Lauderdale took a toll on everyone surrounding the incident because the woman was not complying with police and began to curse and fight with them.  Her own son was next to her during the altercation where Bien-aime tells someone:

“I cuss, people cuss in the real world!  It’s okay! It’s okay. Don’t hide your children from the world. It’s okay. People get arrested, people do sh**, so what’s your problem?!”

She repeatedly says that she has to have someone from the flight crew come and tell her what she’s done wrong and she’ll get off the plane.  But when the attendant shows up, she says it’s a lie.  The heart wrenching part of the ridiculous incident is her own baby boy lightly calling his “mommy” in fear until someone comes out of nowhere to rescue him from the altercation going on right next to him.

The display is unbelievable! It appears that her family is on the flight with her and removed themselves from the situation.  Now if you watch the video, it’s not a full explanation of why the police were called.  But once they arrive, it takes two officers and some other unidentified man to restrain her.  Bien-aime has been charged with battery on a law enforcement officer.  Check out the video.  What do you think about their response? Too much or was it warranted?

-J.C. Brooks

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