Passenger on Frontier flight must be duct taped to seat after allegedly groping flight attendants

Maxwell Berry, 22, was arrested on three counts of battery

Footage was captured as a belligerent passenger on a Frontier flight to Florida was duct taped to his seat after drinking several drinks and then allegedly groping and assaulting flight crew members.

Maxwell Berry, 22, was arrested Saturday on three battery counts after the incident, on a flight from Philadelphia to Miami.

The collapse began when the 22-year-old Ohio resident, who already had several drinks on the run, ordered another.

According to a Miami-Dade County police report, he swept an empty cup on the back of a flight attendant who told Berry, “Don’t touch me.”

The collapse started when the 22-year-old Ohio resident (pictured) who had already had several drinks during the flight ordered an extra drink

The collapse started when the 22-year-old Ohio resident (pictured) who had already had several drinks during the flight ordered an extra drink

Alfredo Rivera, who was sitting in a seat behind Berry, captured the 22-year-old while unruly and arguing with a flight attendant who tried to restrain him

Alfredo Rivera, who was sitting in a seat behind Berry, captured the 22-year-old while unruly and arguing with a flight attendant who tried to restrain him

Berry then spilled his drink on his shirt and went to the bathroom. When he came out shirtless, crew members had to help him get a clean shirt from his carry-on.

After walking around for 15 minutes, Berry reportedly touched the chests of two female flight attendants.

“He got up from behind, wrapped his arms around them both and felt their chests again,” the report said.

He then punched a male flight attendant in the face, police said.

Alfredo Rivera, who was sitting in a seat behind Berry, captured the 22-year-old while arguing with a flight attendant and trying to restrain him.

“He started to get aggressive and basically attacked the male flight attendant,” Rivera said Local10.com

Rivera captured the moment Berry was strapped to his seat, while fellow passengers watched.

Berry’s head appears to be taped along with the rest of his body as he says ‘Help!’ screams.

According to a Miami-Dade County police report, he swept an empty cup on the back of a flight attendant who told Berry,

According to a Miami-Dade County police report, he swept an empty cup on the back of a flight attendant who told Berry, “Don’t touch me.”

Rivera captured images of Berry's head being tied up while the rest of his body was taped to the plane seat as he yelled

Rivera captured images of Berry’s head being tied up while the rest of his body was taped to the plane seat as he yelled “Help!” screamed.

After the Frontier plane landed, the 22-year-old was charged with three battery counts and taken to Miami-Dade County Jail – TGK Correctional Center, 6abc.com reported.

Frontier Airlines confirmed the incident and said the flight attendants involved will be released from flying until the investigation into the incidents is completed.

“On a July 31 flight from Philadelphia to Miami, a passenger made inappropriate physical contact with a flight attendant and then physically assaulted another flight attendant,” the airline said in a statement. As a result, the passenger had to be held until the flight landed in Miami and police arrived. The flight attendants will be released from flying as required in such circumstances pending the investigation of the events.”

Violent incidents like this are becoming more frequent on airplanes and at airports as air traffic increases after the pandemic.

In June, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that airlines have reported more than 3,000 unruly passenger incidents since January 1, with about 76 percent of the nearly 3,300 reports involving passengers refusing to wear masks on board their flights.

It has accumulated $682,000 in fines since the new regulations went into effect.

While the FAA agency has not tracked such reports in previous years, a spokesperson said it was safe to assume this year’s numbers are the highest on record.

Since the FAA announced a “zero tolerance policy” against unruly passengers in January, the FAA has disclosed potential fines — some in excess of $30,000 — against more than 80 passengers. According to figures from the FAA, that’s about three times the average number of full-year cases over the past ten years.

Last week, two women were seen arguing on a Spirit Airlines flight from Las Vegas to Atlanta.

The video, tweeted Friday by Las Vegas Scoop, shows a woman in the aisle of the plane pointing at another woman in her seat as people yell, “It’s not even worth it, it’s not even worth it. ‘

The woman in the chair then starts pointing back at the woman in the aisle, who starts beating and pointing at her again, as the two argue.

At that point, the woman in the chair grabs the woman in the aisle and begins to push and punch her down, grabbing her by the hair to hold her down.

In the background, a man could be heard yelling, “It’s lit, it’s lit.” They are seen in the aisle as a group of passengers surround them.

It remains unclear what led to the brawl or whether any of the women suffered any consequences for their actions.

DailyMail.com has contacted Spirit Airlines for more information about the apparent attack.

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