American Airlines Pilot Beaten By Baez Brothers In Miami
American Airlines flight 1755, from Miami to San Francisco, was taxing on the runway at around 9pm when a flight attendant noticed 27-year old Jonathan Baez was asleep and not wearing his seat belt. The attendant tried to awaken the man, but he was unresponsive possibly from medication or alcohol, NBC News Miami reports.
The pilot was alerted of the situation and turned the plane back to the gate. The pilot and the flight attendant then tried to waken Baez, who after several attempts, was awake and told he would be removed from the flight due to his condition.
As Baez was being escorted off the flight, his 29-year old brother, Luis Daniel, walked off the flight with him. The brothers then threatened the pilot, as Luis Daniel warned: "When you fly to San Juan, I will have you killed," MSNBC reports.
The pilot stayed with the plane, but Luis Daniel returned, hitting the unidentified pilot with his fist. When a flight attendant tried to help, Luis Daniel hit the attendant in the shoulder. Jonathan then returned and helped his brother beat the pilot with their fists, causing a bruise, cuts and blurred vision in his left eye, the police report states. When the pilot fled into the terminal, the brothers chased after him (check out the INSANE photos of the beating in the video below).
The brothers were eventually detained by flight crew and passengers from the plane. Both men were charged with aggravated battery. Luis Daniel was charged with aggravated assault and is being held on $12,500 bond. Jonathan is being held on a $9,000 bond, NBC Miami reports.
MSNBC reports that the flight finally left at 11:30pm, two hours after scheduled departure.
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