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Feds arrest man in Charleston over accusations of peeing, groping woman on plane

Michael Haag (Charleston County Detention Center)

A flight leaving Denver turned into an unexpected ordeal for passengers and the flight crew last week, when a man on the flight reportedly had too much to drink and caused a scene.

When Frontier Airlines flight 864 left Denver on Thursday bound for Charleston, passengers say it started out perfectly normal.

"I got a seat on the back of the plane where I could just lay down and fall asleep," a passenger named Emily said.

But two hours into the flight, Emily says she woke up to a woman screaming, "If this man touches me one more f***ing time, I'll f***ing kill him!"

Emily says a drunk man grabbed the woman sitting next to him.

"He was out of his mind," Emily said. "Like, he couldn't speak. He was mumbling. This man was extremely intoxicated."

The flight crew reportedly moved the man to the back. On his way, Emily says the man stopped and began urinating on the seat in front of her.

"And I scream, 'He's peeing, he's peeing! Oh my God!'' Emily says. "The flight attendant doesn't even acknowledge him at first. She acknowledges me and says, 'You need to calm down and stop cursing."

Paul Campbell, Charleston International Airport director, says the man was arrested by federal authorities in Charleston after the plane landed.

Federal court documents say the man was served four shots of vodka during the flight. He was reportedly making one female passenger uncomfortable with inappropriate questions before touching another woman seated next to him.

Campbell says the man also may have pushed a flight attendant in addition to the other accusations against him.

The suspect, Michael Haag, is charged with interfering with flight crew members and obscene exposure, federal court documents show.

(ABC News 4 contributed additional information to this report).




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