Passengers on a plane about to take off from New York’s LaGuardia airport were stunned when two fellow travelers suddenly opened an emergency exit and slid down to the tarmac, taking their dog with them.
The bizarre incident resulted in a delay to the flight and the arrest of Antonio Murdock, 31, and Brianna Greco, 27, on charges including criminal mischief and trespassing.
It is being reported that the couple boarded the plane but then switched seats several times as they became agitated.
“As flight 462 began to taxi out to a runway, the man stood up, ignoring a flight attendant’s order to sit, saying that he had post-traumatic stress disorder,” a witness told the New York Times.
The plane then shuddered to a halt.
“The man had forced open a cabin door, activating an emergency slide, and then he, his female companion and their dog slid their way out of the plane.”
The exiting passengers were quickly taken into custody.
Authorities said Murdock was awaiting arraignment while Greco was released on a desk appearance ticket. Their dog, a great Dane puppy, was given to an animal shelter.