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Another Man Arrested For Allegedly Hitting a JetBlue Flight Attendant at Palm Beach Airport

As soon as we were done telling you about 48-year-old Bryan Garnett, from Utica, New York, slapping a male JetBlue flight attendant on a flight from Palm Beach International Airport to Boston, it happened again -- this time with a little more booze and punching.

According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, 38-year-old Victor Mochi, from Wilmington, Massachusetts, punched a male JetBlue flight attendant while the plane was on the runway at Palm Beach International Airport -- of course, headed to Boston -- then tried to punch a few sheriff's deputies when they came to arrest him.

Deputies were originally called to the plane because flight attendants asked him to leave due to his reportedly overwhelming stench of alcohol and general drunkenness, police say.

The cops say Mochi was yelling some profane things at flight attendants and other passengers, and when everyone decided it was time for him to leave, he allegedly punched the male flight attendant.

That's when sheriff's deputies showed up, and had to forcibly remove him from the plane.

Mochi took a couple of unsuccessful swings at the deputies, and really didn't want to leave the plane, police say.

A sheriff's office spokeswoman tells the Wilmington Patch that deputies "physically carried him off the plane and he kicked and screamed all the way."

Mochi was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail, where he awaits charges of resisting arrest with violence, battery, and disorderly intoxication.

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Matthew Hendley
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