Passenger Attacks Flight Attendants After Consuming Mushrooms
Photo Credit: Photo Credit: Phoenix Han

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Passenger Attacks Flight Attendants After Consuming Mushrooms

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Rafael Peña
Rafael Peña Oct 10, 2022

A United Airlines passenger was high off mushrooms when he assaulted “at least two individuals” on a flight from Miami to Washington D.C.

On Tuesday afternoon Sevilla was on a United Airlines flight when he started to show “disturbing/uncontrolled behavior.” About one hour into the flight, Sevilla attacked two people within the flight crew and broke the bathroom door while another passenger was inside. Sevilla, who later admits he had taken the drug psilocybin before boarding, had started “wandering around the plane, running up and down the aisle, clapping loudly near the cockpit, and yelling obscenities,” according to the report.

What went down:

He was being obnoxious,“getting in other passengers’ faces — staring and smiling at them,” until one of the flight crew members asked him to take a seat.

Unfortunately it didn’t end there. Sevilla wouldn’t stay in his seat and decided to throw a tantrum on the aircraft. Laying out on the floor and screaming as loud as he can. Then one of the female crew members asked him to take a seat and he jumped at her. Suddenly grabbing and twisting her breasts.

Passengers, flight attendants, and even a law enforcement officer on board jumped in to try to subdue the situation. Nonetheless, Sevilla resisted all their efforts and eventually twisted the arm of another flight attendant.

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Finally, they managed to get handcuffs on him and he was still rambling on loudly for the rest of the flight.

Immediately apprehended:

Upon arrival to the airport, Sevilla was immediately arrested. He told the authorities it wasn’t the first time he was on the drugs but that he felt sorry for his behavior.

A spokesperson for United Airlines told the New York Daily News that “law enforcement met United flight 2116 upon arrival in Washington Dulles due to a disruptive customer” and that Sevilla was “removed” from the plane just as it landed.

“We also followed up with our crew members to make sure they were OK,” the spokesperson added.

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