Officers used Tasers to subdue the “large and very muscular traveller”, according to the court documents.
A New Jersey man pled guilty to one count of interference with a flight crew after punching two police officers and threatening to put “in a body bag” a airline crew member who denied him a fourth drink on a Southwest Airlines flight in October last year.
Joel Michael Bane, a martial arts instructor and combat veteran, issued the plea in a New Orleans federal court Thursday, The New Orleans Advocate reports.
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Bane was flying from Chicago to New Orleans in October 2017. During the flight he had three alcoholic drinks, and when he asked for a fourth was refused by the flight crew, because the plane was preparing to land.
According to reports, a Curse to hang on and refused to return to his chair and threatened with a flight attendant, the aircraft captain by saying that he had served in Iraq and Afghanistan and would have no problem with the treatment.
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Once the aircraft arrived in Louisiana, where police boarded the plane to take Bane into custody. Bane reportedly struck two officers.
Officers used Tasers to subdue the “large and very muscular” veteran, according to the court documents, cited by New Jersey.com.
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As part of his plea agreement, We will receive only probation instead of the 20-year prison sentence, which he would have had, his lawyer said NOLA.com.
However, U. S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo could sentence him to 20 years and give him a fine of up to $ 250,000 if they do not agree with the plea agreement.
Attorney Frank DeSalvo said his client suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Sentencing is scheduled for December.
Alexandra Deabler is a Lifestyle writer and editor for Fox News.