An “aggressive” passenger on a Frontier Airlines flight was duct-taped to his seat after allegedly groping two flight attendants and assaulting another, video shows.
22-year-old Maxwell Berry was arrested on a Frontier Airlines flight from Philadelphia to Miami after allegedly assaulting a male flight attendant and inappropriately touching two female flight attendants.
Cellphone footage obtained by WPLG shows the flier, Maxwell Berry, 22, being duct-taped to the back of a seat on Saturday’s Frontier flight from Philadelphia to Miami, where he was arrested by waiting cops on three counts of battery.
The video also shows Berry scuffling with a male flight attendant and yelling profanities while sitting in a window seat. An arrest report alleges Berry ordered two drinks and then asked for another before brushing his empty cup against the backside of a female flight attendant.
The flight attendant told Berry “don’t touch me” before he started to complain about his gum and wrapped it in a napkin, the arrest report shows.
Berry proceeded to spill his new drink on his shirt, prompting him to go to the bathroom and come out “shirtless,” according to the report. He then walked around the plane for roughly 15 minutes before groping the chest of two flight attendants, police said.
“He came from behind and put his arm around both of them and groped their breasts again,” the arrest report reads.
Berry later punched a male flight attendant who was asked to watch him following the in-flight chaos, according to the arrest report.
The video also shows Berry scuffling with a male flight attendant and yelling profanities while sitting in a window seat.
Another passenger who recorded Berry’s being duct-taped to his seat said he was “aggressive” and attacked the male flight attendant without warning.
“Help!” Berry screamed as the tape was being applied to his face, eliciting some jeers from others on the plane, the footage shows.
Berry, of Norwalk, Ohio, later calmed down as the flight prepared to land, passenger Alfredo Rivera said.
Frontier Airlines said a passenger made “inappropriate physical contact” with two flight attendants and assaulted another during the caught-on-camera incident.
“As a result, the passenger needed to be restrained until the flight landed in Miami and law enforcement arrived,” Frontier Airlines told The Post in a statement Tuesday. “Frontier Airlines maintains the utmost value, respect, concern and support for all of our flight attendants, including those who were assaulted on this flight.”
The three flight attendants involved have been placed on paid leave pending an investigation, which is “in line with an event of this nature,” Frontier said.