A New York-bound airline passenger became enraged because there wasn’t enough room for his carry-on luggage — and was hauled off by police, according to a report.
The brouhaha broke out on Delta Flight 2646 in Tampa on Tuesday afternoon as passengers boarded for their trip to LaGuardia.
The unidentified passenger became irate when the overhead bin above his row was filled, according to WTVT-TV reporter Kellie Cowan, who was a passenger on the flight.
“Man kicked off Delta flight to LGA after he yelled at another passenger, got belligerent with a flight attendant,” Cowan tweeted.
“He was upset with another passenger for having her bag above his seat. He threw said bag then yelled at flight attendant.”
Cowan posted video showing uniformed cops ordering the passenger off the plane but the man refused. A cop grabbed him by the back of the neck.
“Nah nah nah, that is not necessary!” the man said. “You don’t need to choke me! You don’t got to choke me! You don’t got to choke somebody!”
The passenger eventually calmed down and uniformed officers went to handcuff him. The man then claimed to be in law enforcement.
“You ain’t got to do that (throw on handcuffs), I’m an officer,” the passenger said.
Delta 2646 was supposed to go wheels up at 3:25 p.m. and land at LGA at 6:13. It finally departed at 5:33 p.m. on Tuesday and touched down in Queens at 8:27 p.m., according to flight records.
“Finally off. Officers applauded after this man is removed from flight from Tampa to New York,” Cowan tweeted.
Reps for Delta, the airport and state prosecutors declined to immediately comment on Wednesday.