FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WCJB) – An outrageous passenger was removed from a JetBlue plan on Thursday and arrested at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, an airline spokesman confirmed in an email.
The spokesman said the plane was headed to Las Vegas, but "disturbing customer" was removed before launch.
Mobile video shows a woman, identified by the authorities as Valerie Gonzalez, 32, and said she is kicked off the plane to call someone old. But a Broward Sheriff's Office incident report says she was distracting after being saddened by sitting next to a child.
"I'm not sitting next to a 3 year old. I've been drinking all day," Gonzalez said, according to the report.
Deputies said that Gonzalez then got up and went to a seat that was not assigned to her without the permission of the flight crew.
"I'm not coming off this plane," she hears telling someone on her cell phone.
She then hears yelling at passengers who are filming her. "Oh, you wanna lose this, do this viral, b ̵
Gonzalez is later seen asking a flight attendant what she did wrong.
"What did I do? I called someone old because they were," Gonzalez said.
Finally, Gonzalez grabs her bags as the airliner asks that Broward Sheriff's Office be called.
She is then seen in video-blowing the kisses of passengers who are filming her and telling everyone that she will see them in Vegas in an hour.
According to the incident report, Gonzalez wanted to put on the plane again after leaving, and hit a JetBlue agent on his head trying to stop her.
A 32-year-old passenger says that deputies Gonzalez also hit her on the arm when she refused to change seats with her, but the passenger said she wouldn't push charges against Gonzalez.
The authorities said Gonzalez spat on JetBlue employees and responded to deputies when she was taken into custody, but she stopped spitting when deputies requested a saliva mask. The mask was not used, but Gonzalez was handcuffed and had leg supports used when sitting in a wheelchair and taken to a BSO vehicle, the authorities said.
From Friday afternoon, Gonzalez stays at North Broward Bureau prison on battery charging.