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Published On: Wed, Oct 10th, 2018

Woman pulled from Frontier airplane for getting a ‘therapy squirrel’ onboard

A woman boarded a flight from Orlando, Florida to Cleveland, Ohio, and informed the airline that she had an “emotional support animal” with her.

That animal turned out to be a squirrel, and she was asked to deplane because Frontier Airlines has a policy against rodents.

“Rodents, including squirrels, are not allowed on Frontier flights,” the airline said in a statement about the incident. “The passenger was advised of the policy and asked to deplane. When she refused to deplane Orlando Police were called and requested that everyone be deplaned so they could deal with the passenger. Police eventually escorted the passenger off the aircraft and took her to the main terminal.”

The flight was delayed two hours due to the incident. Passengers questioned how the woman got the squirrel through TSA. It is as yet unknown what charges she may face.

video posted on Twitter shows a crowd gathered at Gate 15. The post read: “I just want everyone to know that all passengers had to deplane my flight to cleveland because a woman brought a SQUIRREL ON THE PLANE.”

subsequent video showed a woman being escorted through the airport in a wheelchair as others clapped and cheered.

A similar story happened last year in the wake of Hurricane Matthew: “Ever since then I mean, oh my God, I can’t imagine not being around her,” Ryan Boylan told WFLA in 2017.

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- Roxanne "Butter" Bracco began with the Dispatch as Pittsburgh Correspondent, but will be providing reports and insights from Washington DC, Maryland and the surrounding region. Contact Roxie aka "Butter" at [email protected] ATTN: Roxie or Butter Bracco

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