Unruly passenger arrested at Rapid City Regional Airport

Rapid City AirportRAPID CITY, S.D. — An unruly passenger onboard a fight at Rapid City Regional Airport was arrested Friday.

According to the RCPD, the passenger, Mistie Justice Watkins, 41, of Daytona Beach Shores, Florida, was escorted off her flight for causing a disturbance on the plane. As a law enforcement officer attempted to escort her off the plane, she continued to be loud and disruptive.

As she was being escorted from the plane, she reportedly exposed herself to the other passengers. Upon removal Watkins was advised she was under arrest.

The arresting officer noted that a strong smell of an alcoholic beverage coming from her person.

As Watkins was escorted through the airport, she attempted to pull away from the officer and kicked him. Additional officers arrived to escort Watkins to the Pennington County Jail.

Watkins was placed under arrest for Disorderly Conduct, Indecent Exposure, Simple Assault on Law Enforcement, and an outstanding Meade County Warrant before being transported to the Pennington County Jail.

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