Flyer high on magic mushrooms arrested for 'twisting' flight attendant's breast and breaking bathroom door
WASHINGTON, DC: An affidavit claims that a United Airlines passenger who was under the influence of magic mushrooms was arrested after being accused of slamming the toilet door and assaulting flight attendants. Cherruy Loghan Sevilla was later taken into custody by the FBI when the aircraft landed at Dulles International Airport.
On a United Airlines flight from Miami, Florida, to Washington, DC, on Tuesday, October 4, the incident took place. The affidavit, as revealed by Insider, which cited "victims, witnesses, and passenger video footage," said that about one hour into the flight Sevilla displayed "disturbing" and "uncontrolled behavior." According to the statement of probable cause from FBI Special Agent Daniel Markley, Sevilla is accused of unlocking the airplane toilet door while another passenger was inside and breaking "a small plastic piece" off of it. Along with "clapping loudly near the cockpit and yelling obscenities," he moved about the plane invading other people's personal space. Sevilla started to have an outburst and lay on the floor of the aircraft when flight attendants asked him to sit down, according to the filing.
He went on to abuse a flight attendant by "grabbing and twisting her right breast," according to the report. Sevilla was allegedly resisting attempts to hold him by other flight attendants and a law enforcement officer when things started going out of hand airborne. He was also charged with pulling and twisting a steward's arm during the time he assaulted the flight attendant. He “refused to remain seated” and even laid on the floor at one point, the affidavit said. Finally, he was handcuffed and kept under observation for the rest of the journey, much to the relief of the passengers and the flight crew.
When Sevilla arrived at Dulles International Airport, he was taken to the FBI office. Later, he admitted to an officer that he had taken psilocybin (magic mushrooms) prior to takeoff and could remember being disruptive on the aircraft. It was indicated in the document that he was sorry for his actions and that this was not his first time ingesting the magic mushrooms.
Sevilla will be charged on multiple accounts from assaulting members of the flight crew to the consumption of narcotics following his arrest at the airport. He was also involved in breaking part of the bathroom door and causing unrest among the travelers. In a statement to NBC News, United Airlines praised its staff for acting responsibly in the circumstance.“We’d like to thank our crew for handling this difficult situation with professionalism,” the airline told the outlet.