The nephew of former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was drunk and high when he was kicked off a Spirit Airlines flight, foaming at the mouth and yelling, “Do you know who I am?”
Shannon Epstein of New Jersey caused a stir on a 6:00 a.m. flight from New Orleans, Louisiana, to New Jersey on Thanksgiving Day when she was allegedly assaulted and allegedly “smuggled cocaine” from a Latino family sitting nearby. fired for asking. “
According to police documents obtained by The Post, the 25-year-old refused to get off the jetway and yelled at responding officers.
“I heard Epstein verbally abuse Deputy Dukos and the two agents,” a Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office official wrote in the report. “Epstein refused to follow their instructions to move out of the plane’s path.”
“Epstein yelled, ‘Are you serious?’ Do you know who I am? “I’m related to very powerful people, and I have to get back to New Jersey on that plane,” the report said.
Then he shouted, “Do you know who I am? I’m Chris Christie’s daughter and you’re absolutely amazing. You will lose your job from this s. I know Donald Trump.”
The former governor’s nephew exhibited behavior consistent with alcohol and drug use prior to the morning flight, police said in their report.
At one point, he “let loose” when the police tried to handcuff him, forcing them to block his path. According to the report, he was “belligerent and showed unusual strength” during the fight.
The former governor’s nephew and 2016 presidential candidate “slurred his words” and had “white foam coming out of his mouth.”
“Epstein punched me, kicked me, spat in my face and twisted me as he tried to free himself from my grasp,” said the officer writing the report.
Then again, she brought up her famous uncle, but claimed to be his daughter and also said she knew former President Trump.
Epstein continued her tirade against the police: “By this time tomorrow, you’ll both be in jail. What have I done? I’m a lesbian. That’s it? You’re going to put your hand on me? That’s it, isn’t it?” . What’s that all about? You’re trying to gag me, aren’t you? You’re such a fool, you fool.”
Cops say Epstein continued to act violently after becoming intoxicated, forcing them to hit the floor. He then bit the officer’s left bicep, “ripping the skin off.” He also scratched the officer’s left leg when he tried to kick him in the groin, police said.
Officers were eventually able to handcuff him, but he continued “handcuffing, kicking, spitting at deputies and trying to break free.” When asked if he was aware of what was going on, he replied: “I am very aware.”
“Do you think I have cocaine?” he asked, then screamed for several minutes, the report said.
“Wow, do you like Chris Christie? He is friends with Donald Trump, he said.
The foul-mouthed Garden State pol’s nephew has been charged with six counts of battery on a police officer, three counts of breach of peace, one count of resisting arrest with force and one count of remaining after a restraining order.
He was released from the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center on Thanksgiving Day after posting $10,750 bail.
He and his uncle both did not respond to requests for comment from The Post.