‘Disruptive’ Brockton Woman Pulled Off Boston-Bound Flight
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BOSTON (CBS) – A Massachusetts woman has been charged with disorderly conduct after she allegedly caused a disturbance on a plane in northern Maine on Saturday.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Kim Tunnicliffe reports.
Marangely Torres of Brockton was kicked off a U.S. Airways flight that was getting ready to leave Northern Maine Regional Airport headed for Boston.
Officials said after Torres allegedly refused to turn off her electronic devices and would not sit down, the pilot brought the plane back to the gate, where police charged the 21 year old with disorderly conduct.
Presque Isle Police Corporal Wayne Selfridge says Torres caused disturbances at the airport and then again on the plane.
“She was disruptive before she was committed to board the plane. She regained some composure, but once on the plane, they began to taxi towards the runway, and Ms. Torres became disruptive again by getting out of her seat, failing to comply with airline staff,” said Selfridge.
Torres allegedly refused to turn off her electronic devices and refused to sit down.
The pilot then brought he plane back to the gate, where police removed Torres from the plane.
The plane was delayed for about half an hour.
Torres, 21, is due in court in Maine on June 20.