Adelaide Schrowang is a Florida woman who was arrested and forced off a Delta flight after allegedly refusing to wear a mask and spitting at other passengers. She has been caught on camera.
Cellphone footage shows that Schrowang was escorted off the plane at Southwest Florida International Airport on July 7 when a captain ordered her to be removed from the flight.
She is 23 years old.
The latest incident of bad behavior on planes, with the FAA saying this month that airlines have reported more than 3,000 incidents involving unruly passengers since January 1.
Airline crew said Schrowang was disruptive as the plane sat at the gate, refusing to wear a mask, arguing with flight attendants, and spitting at other passengers, KKTV.com reported.
A passenger recorded Schrowag’s interaction with two uniformed officers who tell her they would ask her just one more time to put her mask on before they were forced to restrain her.
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Schrowang can then be heard complaining that officers are ‘not respecting my human rights’ as she is removed from the plane.
Adelaide Schrowang Arrested
At one point, she tells the officers that they had said they wouldn’t arrest her and should honor that. One of the officers, somewhat exasperated, replies, “We’re trying not to arrest you.”
Schrowang was eventually handcuffed and taken off the plane. WWSB reported that she remained disruptive while being transported to jail and during the booking process.
And it wasn’t Schrowang’s first run-in with police in Lee County. She was arrested for loitering and resisting arrest in 2018. According to jail and court records, she pleaded no contest and was given credit for time served and a fine.
The move was praised by leaders of powerful flight attendant unions, who lobbied to create the training programs after the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The terrorists who hijacked and crashed four planes attacked several flight attendants and passengers before storming the cockpits.
‘Since a flight attendant was the first to perish, we wanted to make sure that we could protect ourselves from physical altercations, on and off the aircraft,’ said Lyn Montgomery, president of the union local representing Southwest Airlines flight attendants. ‘Right now it’s really needed, it’s incredibly valuable.’
Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants, who also advocated making the classes mandatory, nonetheless praised TSA for restarting voluntary ones now because of the surge in confrontations on flights.
‘This should send a message to the public that these events are serious’ and that flight attendant are there to ensure ‘the safety and security of everyone in the plane,’ she said.