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Pro-Trump sheriff restrains and subdues a hostile drunk passenger who started abusing him on a flight
Clarke and others on the flight were verbally abused by Preston Bluntson
Bluntson, an African American, accused Clarke of not being ‘one of us’
As the plane landed Clarke toppled the drunk man and police arrested him
By SIMON HOLMES FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 04:26 EST, 27 September 2016 | UPDATED: 10:54 EST, 27 September 2016
An outspoken pro-Trump sheriff floored a drunk and verbally aggressive passenger as their flight was landing.
Preston Bluntson, 36, was arrested and charged with intoxication and disruptive behavior after an American Airlines flight from Milwaukee to Charlotte on Saturday.
He was detained by David A. Clarke Jr, the Milwaukee County Sheriff who rose to fame when he spoke at the Republican National Convention this summer, before they touched down after the confrontation.
In an article for Christian website Patheos, Clarke said Bluntson was drunk and ‘kept causing problems’ – although he insisted he was not the sole target of the man’s vitriol.
Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr floored Preston Bluntson after he verbally abused passengers on a short-haul American Airlines flight
‘He was yelling at passengers, the flight attendants, and would not calm down no matter what,’ the sheriff wrote.
‘One newspaper reported incorrectly that the man was berating me the entire flight, which wasn’t true. Had he come at me with that, I would’ve just kicked his ass.’
‘However, I had to act when we were trying to touch down and he ran down the aisle.’
A passenger on the American Airlines flight said Bluntson kept using a racial epithet, accused Clarke of ‘closing our parks’ and said the sheriff is ‘not one of us.’
Preston Bluntson was arrested after the flight landed and charged by police
The passenger also said the sheriff was on the back of the small plane, which has around 12 rows, and that a number of people on the flight tried to engage with Bluntson in order to calm him down.
‘In all my years flying, I’ve never seen anything like it,’ the passenger said.
‘The sheriff handled himself extremely well. It could have gotten a lot worse because the guy was not backing down,’ he added.
Clarke shared his article explaining the rationale behind detaining the drunk passenger on his Twitter page and many replied showing their approval for his actions.
One woman, who says she is a retired flight attendant, commented that she appreciates his ‘assistance to the crew’ while another said the sheriff didn’t need to ‘explain himself’ and that he should be appointed the head of the FBI.
When the plane landed Clarke held the abusive man down in aisle and waited for Charlotte police to come on-board and arrest him.
A handful of officers then met Bluntson when he left the plane, and Clarke filled out paperwork on the incident, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said.
In his article for Patheos, Clarke also called for improved safety on aircraft and said places that don’t allow people to enter with firearms like restaurants ‘are never protected in meaningful ways’ and are ‘easy targets.’
‘Passengers in airplanes now are sitting ducks, but we shouldn’t be forced to choose between traveling and safety,’ he added.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that Clarke was on his way to New Hampshire, where he is the featured guest for the Cheshire County Annual Republican Shoot on Sunday.
The sheriff regularly travels to events to promote the candidacy of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and has often tweeted support to the businessman in his White House bid.
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