Viral clip shows 'drunk' Ryanair passenger being arrested by cops for vaping on flight
A viral moment shows a Ryanair passenger was removed from a flight and handcuffed after allegedly being caught vaping on a flight to Ibiza. The event occurred, when the plane was on its way to Ibiza from Manchester Airport, and a fellow passenger, Alex Jackson, shared the footage on TikTok with the caption, “Bit over the top if you ask me." After the passenger was allegedly discovered vaping on the plane, a police officer confronts the individual in question. After handcuffing the passenger, the footage shows a number of officers crowded around a police van. The Tiktok video has gotten about 2.1 million views since it was posted, and people are understandably sharing their thoughts.
One user wrote, "Imagine being so addicted to his vape that he'd rather try and sneak some than just wait 'til after this flight." “People that smoke or vape on the plane needs some kind of self-control therapy.” another added. Someone wrote, “Can't smoke on a plane, they did the right thing.” “I don't know why people find it so hard to follow rules? The easy solution here - don't vape,” yet another person remarked.
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According to Daily Mail, vapes are permitted under Ryanair's baggage rules but passengers are not permitted to use them on the plane. Under its current policy, Ryanair says, “You can take e-cigs on the plane but you cannot use them. You must not smoke in any part of the plane. If you break this condition, you may be prosecuted and have to pay costs for any disruption caused.” Alex has also spoken out about the issue, saying, "We were on the plane and two guys right at the front of the plane were absolutely hammered. We were delayed already so everyone was already a bit agitated anyway. I didn't see it but apparently one of the guys down the front started vaping with an Elf bar."
“The flight attendant took it off him and the guy was asking for it back and he said no and that they were phoning the police. He said he would cooperate with them, it wasn’t too heated or anything. Two police officers came on the plane, arrested him, and handcuffed him. There were two police vans and around eight police officers,” Alex added. The passenger's companions were apparently shocked, as Alex explained, “His mates were just in front of me, they said he always does stuff like this and that they weren't too shocked. I wasn't bothered, I was just trying to get to Ibiza.” Meanwhile, the drunk passenger has been charged with a public order offense and is scheduled to appear in Manchester and Salford Magistrates Court on August 3.