Man tasered on American Airlines flight after allegedly fondling a female passenger

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An arrest report obtained by the Miami New Times said flight attendants initially tried to move Garcia to another seat but he "began to scream and insult [the woman]... and her boyfriend".

Garcia had boarded a flight from Miami to Chicago on Sunday and touched the passenger without her permission, police said.

'Once law enforcement was on the aircraft, the passenger then became combative with the officers from the Miami-Dade Police Department.

According to the arrest report, American Airlines manager Jose Biaggi dealt with a female passenger's improper touching accusation by moving Garcia to another seat. Garcia reportedly got into an argument with another passenger.

None of the officers offer a reply, but one passenger pipes up: "Well, you just assaulted a lady, for one".

Llerena said that during the struggle with officers, Garcia attempted to reach for one of the officer's gun but was unable to remove it from the holster. After about 15 minutes, they walked him out.

The airline said the crew followed procedure and began deplaning, but that's when a physical altercation between the same two passengers occurred.

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The roughly two-minute recording shows Garcia fighting officers and trying to swat away the taser.

The taser doesn't appear to affect Garcia - at first - who mocks the officer by calling him a "baby" and he tries to snatch the device out of the officer's hand.

After Garcia was removed from the airport, he allegedly tried to grab the handgun of an officer and attempted to kick out the window of a police vehicle.

We will cooperate with the Miami-Dade Police Department on this matter.

The flight to O'Hare was delayed about an hour.

Garcia's return to Chicago will be even further behind schedule - he was booked into Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center on charges of battery, disorderly conduct, resisting an officer without violence, criminal mischief and attempting to deprive an officer with means of protection.

American Airlines has issued a statement revealing that the man was subsequently arrested. We thank our crews and airport customer service team for their excellent work in this situation'.

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