Lindsay Bien-Aime of Miramar, Florida was arrested Sunday after she allegedly refused to cooperate with flight attendants on an airplane, then attacked several police officers as they removed her from the aircraft, news sources report. Aime, 21, was booked into the Broward County Main Jail on charges of disorderly conduct, battery on an officer, and resisting an officer with violence. She was later released from jail after posting her $2,525 bail bond amount. The press did not specify a lawyer for Aime.
According to reports, the incident occurred at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Bien-Aime was aboard U.S. Airways flight 906, which was scheduled to depart for Charlotte, North Carolina. The airplane had 123 passengers on board at the time of the incident. The plane was scheduled to depart at around 6:30 Sunday morning, but was delayed for half an hour because of the incident. It did not arrive to its destination until 8:52 that morning, sources report.
While it is not exactly clear what sparked the incident, reports say Bien-Aime refused to cooperate with the flight attendants’ instruction pre-flight and became combative. The pilot ordered that Bien-Aime be removed from the plane, sources say. Police officers boarded the plane to assist, and Bien-Aime “immediately became irate, screaming, yelling profanities and refused to exit the plane despite numerous attempts and requests,” reports say.
As officers were removing her from the flight, Bien-Aime allegedly kicked one officer between the legs, scratched two others, and elbowed a fourth in the mouth, and. When asked about the officer’s wellbeing, a police spokesperson said, “They’re fine.”
In other news, Tiara Young of Panama City was arrested Tuesday after she was accused of falsely telling police her child had been abducted by a friend, reports say. Young, 20, was booked into police custody on charges of providing false information to law enforcement and contributing to the dependency of a minor. It is unclear whether she qualified for bail.
According to reports, Young is currently homeless and is reportedly the mother of an infant named Zanilah. Sources say Young’s friend, another purportedly homeless woman, agreed to watch the child starting at around 11:00 Monday morning because Young “needed a break.” Young then allegedly left for the day and spent the night partying and drinking. She allegedly failed to ask her friend where she and the baby would be staying.
On Tuesday, Young was unable to find her friend or her child. She reportedly called police and told them that her friend had taken the child to the store and never come back. Reports say the friend had last been seen Tuesday evening pushing a stroller near McKenzie Park in Panama City. “Officers and detectives spent several man-hours trying to corroborate what Miss Young said,” a police spokesperson reportedly said.
Officers found the friend with Zanilah around noon on Wednesday, reports say. Detectives then determined that Young had fabricated the report. The friend has not been charged with any wrongdoing, and the child is currently in the custody of the Department of Children and Families.