VIDEO: Naked man tasered by police and slapped by companion at Manchester Airport
A NAKED man was slapped by his companion and tasered by police on the tarmac at Manchester Airport after he challenged the captain to a fight.
The 52-year-old man had arrived in Manchester on an easyJet flight from Malta.
He also urinated up the side of the Terminal One building.
Video of the incident shows the tattooed, bald man removing his clothes on the runway apron and posturing at the captain – before receiving a slap across the face from his female companion.
The man, who appeared drunk, had become abusive and started swearing at fellow passengers mid-flight.
A witness who asked not to be named told Manchester Evening News: “He’d had an altercation with other passengers and the captain had come down the plane to calm him down.”
The plane touched down at Manchester at 1.28pm but the passenger’s behaviour then got even worse.
He stripped to his black underpants and gestured towards the pilot.
He then strips naked completely before getting a slap across the face from a woman.
The witness added: “He must have been drunk because when he came off the plane, he took his top off and shouted ‘come on then’ in a Manchester accent and was trying to get the captain to fight him.
“Then he carried on taking all his clothes off. I have no idea why. The woman he was with gave him a slap for it.”
The man put his clothes back on before entering Terminal One, where police arrived at 1.40pm.
They tried to control him but resorted to using a ‘dry’ Taser – where the gun is held against the target to cause shock and pain – when he refused to co-operate. He was then arrested and escorted from the airport.
A spokesman added: “Police were called to Terminal One arrivals of Manchester Airport following reports a man was drunk and being abusive to passengers on a flight from Malta.
“As he left the plane, he took his clothes off and urinated against a wall.
“A 52-year-old man was dry tasered and arrested on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly in a public place. He was issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice.”
An easyJet spokesman said: “The passenger had arrived into Manchester on flight EZY1328 from Malta. The safety and security of its passengers and crew is easyJet’s highest priority and, like all airlines, disruptive behaviour is taken seriously.The passenger was met by the police as a result of his behaviour.”