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Passenger on flight to Miami arrested after allegedly attacking flight attendants, groping their breasts

A belligerent passenger was arrested after causing chaos during a flight to South Florida.
A belligerent passenger was arrested after causing chaos during a flight to South Florida.

MIAMI – A belligerent passenger was arrested after causing chaos during a flight to South Florida, authorities said.

The situation got so bad that flight attendants had to duct tape the man to his seat.

That man, 22-year-old Maxwell Berry, was arrested on three counts of battery.

It happened on a Frontier Airlines flight from Philadelphia to Miami on Saturday.

Mugshot for 22-year-old Maxwell Berry. (Miami-Dade County Corrections)

Alfredo Rivera was a passenger on that flight and whipped out his cellphone to record what happened.

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

According to Berry’s arrest report, he allegedly groped the breasts of two female flight attendants.

The report also said Berry had several drinks while on the flight.

Local 10 News reached out to Frontier Airlines, which sent the following statement:

“During a flight from Philadelphia to Miami on July 31, a passenger made inappropriate physical contact with a flight attendant and subsequently physically assaulted another flight attendant. As a result, the passenger needed to be restrained until the flight landed in Miami and law enforcement arrived. The flight attendants will be, as required in such circumstances, relieved of flying pending completion of investigation of the events.”


About the Author:

Bridgette Matter joined the Local 10 News team as a reporter in July 2021. Before moving to South Florida, she began her career in South Bend, Indiana and spent six years in Jacksonville as a reporter and weekend anchor.