Texas bound Southwest plane diverted over unwanted game of 'footsie'

EMBED </>More Videos

A Southwest plane was diverted to Albuquerque and a man was arrested.

A Southwest flight made an emergency landing over an unwanted game of 'footsie.'

Police arrested a 29-year-old man who kept inching closer towards his seat mate and rubbing her leg with his foot.

A flight attendant allowed the unwilling footsie participant to switch seats - but the man followed her to her new seat.

RELATED: Plane forced to land when passenger discovers husband is cheating on her
EMBED More News Videos

A plane made an emergency landing after a passenger learned her husband was cheating.

The pilot decided to divert the plane to land in Albuquerque when the man began to verbally harass the woman and a flight attendant.

Once the man was removed, the flight continued on to Dallas, Southwest said.

The man is now facing charges including simple assault and interfering and intimidating members of a flight crew and flight attendants while on an aircraft.
Related Topics:
flight divertedsouthwest airlinesemergency landingNew MexicoTexas
(Copyright ©2019 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.)