A drunk New York woman banned from boarding a plane at Orlando International Airport had a wild police chase through the airport in a motorized suitcase before finally being arrested.
Newly released police body camera footage shows 32-year-old Chelsea Alston being chased by a police officer who was riding a bicycle during a low-speed chase in the halls of a Florida airport in April.
“In a minute, the bike will be chasing the suitcase,” officer Orlando is heard in the clip trying to catch up with a passenger who was sitting on a scooter-like electric suitcase during the chase. .
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Prior to the pursuit, footage shows a police officer approaching a woman after receiving complaints from airport officials that a woman, in an apparent state of intoxication, caused disturbance while waiting to board a flight from Orlando International Airport to New York.
Prior to the pursuit, footage shows an officer approaching a woman after receiving complaints from airport staff that the woman, in apparent intoxication, was causing disturbance while waiting to board a flight from Orlando Airport to New York.
“I don’t want any beef. I’m just trying to go home and have some fun,” Alston told the officer, holding a drink in a plastic cup and slurring, explaining that she was drinking to pass the time before her flight, which was delayed due to bad weather.
The woman claimed to have had only two drinks during the wait, which she languished took “hours”.
In the footage, police officer Orlando Police Officer Andrew Mamone proceeds to notify Alston that she cannot board the plane due to her apparent intoxication, prompting the woman to begin profanity against the police officer.
Newly released police body camera footage shows suspect Chelsea Alston being chased by an officer who was cycling during a low-speed chase through airport halls.
– I’m not that drunk! Suck my dick! Suck my dick! You all suck my dick! a woman screams in the clip as she sits on her suitcase, which had a motorized mount that allowed her to drive it as if it were a scooter
– I’m not that drunk! Suck my dick! Suck my dick! You all suck my dick! the woman in the clip screams as she sits on her suitcase with a motorized contraption that allows her to drive it as if it were a scooter.
“F**k ya’ll,” Aston is heard speaking in the footage as she begins to slowly back away from Mamone.
Mamone, who has been cordial and patient with the woman during the meeting, watches as she trudges to the other side of the terminal before reluctantly deciding to give chase.
“Oh man, this thing is going fast,” an officer is heard saying in the video as Alston rides his suitcase through a crowd of passengers, some of whom laugh at the absurdity of the sight.
Mamone then decides to get on a bike to catch up with Alston, who seemed to be moving at no more than 10 miles per hour.
The cop eventually catches up to Alston and tries to coax her into cooperating by heading towards the main terminal rather than the “safe zone” of the airport where the chase took place, politely telling her that he’ll leave her alone if she complies
“In a minute, the motorcycle will be chasing the suitcase,” the policeman in the footage jokes, pedaling to catch up with the fleeing fugitive.
The cop eventually catches up to Alston and tries to coax her into cooperation by heading towards the main terminal rather than the “safe zone” of the airport where the chase took place, politely telling her that he will leave her alone if she complies.
“Follow me,” he tells her in a somewhat playful tone, still on the bike. ‘Follow me! We’ll roll out together.
The footage shows that Alston is not too interested in this offer.
After repeated warnings from an officer who was able to catch up with the suspect on a bicycle, Alston was arrested, but not before beating the officer and causing over $1,000 worth of damage to his patrol car. If found guilty, she faces up to five years in prison for each offense.
“Chelsea, I’ll chase you!” the officer adds – to no avail.
“Let’s just roll our little wheels to the other side of the TSA, okay, because it’s a protected area.
“I want you on the other side, then I promise I’ll leave you alone.”
The clip then shows Alston still refusing to comply, scolding the officer.
Mamone then warns her again: “I am a representative of the Orlando Police Bar Association, and I have been exceptionally polite and professional with you.
“Chelsea, if this continues, you will be arrested.”
The words proved prophetic as Alston was arrested, but not before beating an officer and causing more than $1,000 worth of damage to his patrol car, court records show.
If found guilty, she faces up to five years in prison for each offense.
Alston is among several dozen passengers arrested at Orlando International Airport during the COVID-19 pandemic for unruly or violent behavior.