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Thursday, 16 July 2020

Three women are arrested for kicking, punching and throwing shoes and phones at Spirit Airlines staff at a Florida airport because they were angry their flight to Philadelphia was delayed

Three hysterical Philadelphia women have been caught on camera throwing phones, shoes, full water bottles and even fast food at Spirit Airlines staff in Florida after their flight was delayed. 
Cell phone camera footage shows Danaysha Akia Cuthbert Dixon, 22, Kaira Candida Ferguson, 21, and Tymaya Monique Wright, 20, in a violent display at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Tuesday evening. They were arrested and face battery charges.
The clip shows several women standing outside a gate inside the terminal throwing objects 'such as phones, shoes, full water bottles, metal boarding signs and fast food' at employees, according to police.
'The victims were also punched and kicked in different sections of their bodies numerous times,' the arrest report states.

An altercation broke out at Fort Lauderdale Airport on Tuesday after a Spirit Airline flight to Philadelphia was delayed
An altercation broke out at Fort Lauderdale Airport on Tuesday after a Spirit Airline flight to Philadelphia was delayed
Tymaya Monique Wright, 20,
Kaira Candida Ferguson, 21
Danaysha Akia Cuthbert Dixon, 22
Pictured left to right: Tymaya Monique Wright, 20, Kaira Candida Ferguson, 21, and Danaysha Akia Cuthbert Dixon, 22
It's unclear what occurred in the moments leading up the time the video recording begins.
However the suspects appear to be arguing with one woman initially and other members of staff crowd around her for protection when the passengers start delivering blows.
Other airline staff and passengers are seen racing over to the victims. 

Spirit Airlines insists it wasn't a brawl and instead a one-sided attack.
'We thank our team members for their professionalism and quick actions, and we also thank the Broward Sheriff's Office for their assistance at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport yesterday,' Spirit Airlines said in a statement.
'Three guests became combative following a delayed flight, and they were arrested for physically assaulting our team members. Three of our Team Members sustained minor injuries.
Video shows them throwing objects 'such as phones, shoes, full water bottles, metal boarding signs and fast food' at employees, according to police
One suspect is seen running toward a member of staff as another tries to stop her
Video shows them throwing objects 'such as phones, shoes, full water bottles, metal boarding signs and fast food' at employees (left), according to police. Right, one suspect is seen running toward a member of staff as another tries to stop her
'This violent behavior is completely unacceptable and has absolutely no place in airports or any other place of business. We will not tolerate abusive behavior of any kind. Further questions about this incident should be referred to law enforcement.'
The women were taken to the Broward County Jail. They were all arrested on charges of touch or strike battery and for Wright, there was the addition of petit theft.
'The safety and security of the traveling public and airport employees is part of our core mission,' an airport spokesperson said.
'The behavior of the individuals as seen in the video during Tuesday's incident is unacceptable and will not be tolerated in our facility. We applaud the prompt response by our airline partner and the Broward Sheriff's Office.'
'The victims were also punched and kicked in different sections of their bodies numerous times,' the arrest report states
Spirit said three team members sustained minor injuries
'The victims were also punched and kicked in different sections of their bodies numerous times,' the arrest report states. Spirit said three team members sustained minor injuries
It's not the first time Spirit Airlines staff have been seen on video involved in a physical altercation.
Fights broke out in May 2017 when 81 Spirit flights were delayed in one day. That same week 300 flights were delayed on the low-budget airline.
At the time Spirit claimed it was 'a result of unlawful labor activity by some Spirit pilots designed to disrupt Spirit operations for our customers, by canceling multiple flights across our network.'
However the Airline Pilots Association, International (ALPA) denied the claims from the Miramar-based carrier.
The same year, five women on a flight from Baltimore to Los Angeles were involved in a brawl over loud music.

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