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Authorities: Racine County man forced emergency landing for being unruly passenger on flight

Posted at 6:18 PM, Jan 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-16 19:25:35-05

ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO — A flight from Los Angeles heading to Chicago had to be diverted to Albuquerque, New Mexico because of an unruly passenger from Racine County.

Court documents say Mason Alioto, of Wind Lake, was arrested and removed from the plane.

While being restrained by police, Alioto cursed and used homophobic slurs as passengers looked on.

As he passed by the passenger with the camera, he used one more homophobic slur and spat before exiting the plane.

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