After a flight attendant refused to serve a visibly wasted Jason Felix more beer aboard an American Airlines flight from St. Crox to Miami, Felix first went into an expletive-laced tirade before attacking a fellow passenger who attempted to calm him.
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Shortly after the flight attendant told the unruly passenger, “You need to please sit down, I’m not bringing you more beers. Please sit down. We will be there in an hour.”, he was met with a tirade that included homophobic slurs. Standing in the aisle, he began banging on parts of the plane’s interior to the shock and fear of other passengers.
Wearing a black shirt, white head bandana, with a tattoo below his lower right eye, Felix started an ordeal that is said to have lasted more than an hour on the flight before ultimatly ‘landing’ him in handcuffs, escorted off the plane by four sheriffs.
FBI Special Agent Gena C. Rezmer reported Felix told another passenger that he was going to kill him and spit blood on him, according to the complaint. Punches started flying between the two men. Other passengers jumped in to try to separate them.
When everyone was back in their seats, Felix continued to shout expletives. The flight attendants were not injured.
“We thank our crew for taking care of our customers, and are proud of the work they do every single day,” a statement from American Airlines said.
Four Miami-Dade Police Department officers walked into the plane after it landed and escorted Felix into Miami International Airport, where FBI agents took custody of him.