After he had eaten magic mushrooms, a man was charged with assault.
According to court documents filed in Virginia last Wednesday, the incident that occurred on Oct. 4, began when Cherruy loghan Sevilla started causing a disturbance about an hour into the flight.
Authorities claim that Sevilla grabbed the arm and started to shout obscenities. According to the affidavit, Sevilla also cut off a section of a bathroom door that was being used by a passenger.
According to the affidavit, Sevilla’s “screams and outbursts grew louder” after Sevilla was helped back to his seat by the flight crew. Sevilla fell to the ground and, when an attendant tried to help him, he refused to move and grabbed her breast.
According to the affidavit, officers on board tried to subdue Sevilla with the help of other passengers and flight crew members. The officers handcuffed Sevilla but he managed to twist the arm of another flight attendant in the process.
According to the affidavit, Sevilla continued to “scream and shout incoherent words” during the two-hour flight. He was handcuffed until the end of the flight and then yelled at federal officers who boarded the plane to arrest him.
Hours later, Sevilla admitted to the FBI that he had used psilocybin prior to the flight. e According to authorities, Sevilla said that he didn’t take the drug for the first time and that he remembered being “out of his chair, being loud and touching people.”Receive the Travel newsletter directly to your inbox
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Sevilla stated that he wasn’t surprised that he behaved this way after having consumed the food. Sevilla said that he regretted his actions,” according to the affidavit.
Sevilla was arrested for assault and interfering with flight attendants and flight crew members. He will appear in court next Wednesday.
Shannon Quill, Sevilla’s lawyer, didn’t immediately respond to USA TODAY.
USA TODAY received a statement from United expressing gratitude for their assistance.
“We also checked in with our crew members to ensure they were okay,” the statement stated.