A girl who claimed to be associated to former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie injured six deputies after she was kicked off of a Spirit Airways flight on Thanksgiving Day, in accordance with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Workplace.
Shannon Epstein, 25, was requested to go away the New Jersey-bound flight at Louis Armstrong Worldwide Airport in New Orleans on the morning of Nov. 24 after she requested a household seated close to her who she believed had been Latino in the event that they had been “smuggling cocaine,” Captain Jason Rivarde of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Workplace stated.
Epstein refused to exit the jet bridge connecting the aircraft to the terminal gate and “turned extraordinarily combative,” Rivarde stated. She began to struggle the Jefferson Parish deputies and injured six of them — one she bit on the arm and one other she kicked within the groin.
Through the struggle, Epstein informed the deputies that they had been going to lose their jobs or go to jail as a result of she is said to Chris Christie, the previous New Jersey governor and a good friend of former President Trump.
Epstein is Christie’s niece, The Instances-Picayune studies.
Christie, who ran for president in 2016, has not instantly responded to requests for remark.
Epstein was arrested and handcuffed to a wheelchair as she continued to attempt to chunk deputies.
Spirit Airways didn’t reply to requests for remark.
Epstein was charged with six counts of battery on a police officer, three counts of disturbing the peace, one depend of resisting arrest by power and one depend of remaining after being forbidden.
Epstein posted $10,750 bail and was launched from the Jefferson Parish Correction Heart the identical day, in accordance with Rivarde.
It is not clear at the moment if Epstein has an legal professional. Her subsequent court docket date is on Jan. 23.
Colin Sheeley contributed.