A video has gone completely viral from an unfortunate situation of a passenger aboard a Spirit Airlines flight from New Jersey to Puerto Rico was tased for being involved in a wild brawl that erupted when the plane landed in San Juan.
Passengers onboard recorded a video of the flight showing Nyasy Veronique Payne violently throwing punches in the plane parked outside Luis Munoz Marin airport in San Juan. According to reports from passengers on the plane, she was part of a group of four that refused to follow airline protocols and wear their masks while on the flight.
Caught on Camera: A fight over whether or not to wear a mask onboard a Spirit Airlines plane that had just arrived in Puerto Rico led to a woman – who police say was the aggressor – being tased by police who are considering filing charges.
— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) October 27, 2020
In a Complex report, it stated that the police who entered the plane and tased Payne had been called by the crew prior to landing, to respond to the passengers who refused to heed the demands of the flight crew.
However, the fight was seemingly unrelated. CBS reporter David Begnaud cited a passenger named Alfredo who claims another passenger began calling the three women in the group homophobic and racist slurs. Alfredo told Begnaud that a man threw a punch at Payne just before the video started, causing the reaction seen in the clip.