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Cops: Unruly Passenger Yelled 'Let's Go Brandon'

Katrina Alspaugh refused to wear mask on flight out of Las Vegas
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 24, 2021 2:20 PM CST
Cops: Unruly Passenger Yelled 'Let's Go Brandon'
Katrina Alspaugh.   (Las Vegas Metro Police)

(Newser) – Las Vegas woman Katrina Alspaugh's least favorite things apparently include President Biden and wearing masks on planes. The 51-year-old was arrested in the city's McCarran International Airport Sunday after she refused to wear a mask in the airport and caused a disturbance on her Allegiant Air flight, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Police say that after Alspaugh was kicked off the flight, she refused to leave the airport and argued with officers. A police report states that after she ignored warnings, Alspaugh was arrested after shouting obscenities and the anti-Biden slogan "Let's go, Brandon."

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Police say Alspaugh was involved in an earlier incident at a security checkpoint, where she allegedly tried to punch another passenger who called her out for not wearing a mask, 8 News Now reports. Police say she was uncooperative with officers but was allowed to board her flight after the other passenger declined to press charges. The police report states that officers were called again after an airline employee removed her from the flight for refusing to wear a mask and issued her a trespass notice from the company. She was booked on a misdemeanor charge of violating airport rules. KVUU reports that Alspaugh's arrest record includes arrests for assault and domestic battery. (Read more unruly passenger stories.)

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