ATLANTA — Shocking cellphone video shows a woman hurling racist remarks at Atlanta police officers as they escorted her off a Delta flight bound to Los Angeles.
Channel 2’s Nefertiti Jaquez tracked down the man who recorded the video and he tells Jaquez over the phone that the commotion started moments before this passenger’s dramatic exit.
Ryan Lu says, he, his wife and their baby were on the plane when he heard a woman screaming, slurring her words and cursing at the flight crew from the back of the plane.
“I’m on the flight with my 6-month-old baby,” Lu said. “It’s his first flight, and she’s freaking out.”
Police say that Chandler Black boarded the plane and seconds later started threatening the passengers seated next her.
That’s when a flight attendant came over and asked the 22-year-old to exit the aircraft.
But instead, they say Black, who was drunk, started repeatedly swinging at the flight attendant, while hurling insults.
“The cop went up there and I could see some shuffling,” Lu said. “And it looked like she was pushing the cop, maybe. It looked like the cop took her to the ground. ”
Witnesses say the officers only handcuffed Black when she attempted to punch one of the officers, and then tried to to kick him in his private area.
“They just picked her up and took her the rest of the way out and that’s about it,” Lu said.
As for Lu, he’s just happy he and his family are OK because at one point he did think the situation could have ended badly.
“I did. You think, maybe terroristic It could be. You never know, these days,” Lu said. “Especially with ISIS. I’m happy it was just a drunk.”