Man goes on naked, high flying rampage - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Man goes on naked, high flying rampage

NBC NEWSCHANNEL - A Southwest Airlines passenger is behind bars after stripping off his clothes and going on a mid-flight rampage.

Witnesses say it began when the man exposed himself to the woman sitting next to him.

He then punched her in the face as other passengers and crew tried to subdue him.

The man then reportedly began yelling and took off all of his clothes.

"At that time other passengers intervened and the pilot turned the plane back around to Oakland," said Alameda County Sheriff's Sgt. J.D. Nelson. "Our suspect was a little combative a little resistive to the other passengers and crew...Ultimately he was laying in the aisle way, completely naked."

The plane, which was bound for St. Louis, returned to Oakland and the man was escorted off by sheriff's deputies.

He was arrested and taken to the hospital.

The woman who was hit was also taken to the hospital for treatment.

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