Five women were in involved in a punch-throwing brawl on a Spirit Airlines flight Wednesday morning when two of them refused to turn down their music, according to the airline.
NBC news reports the two passengers “appeared to be intoxicated” and “were playing loud music on a boom box speaker” on the Baltimore to Los Angeles flight, Spirit Airlines said in a statement.
Spirit Airlines spokesman Paul Berry said several other customers asked the women to turn down the music, but the women refused. Instead, the women posed a challenging question: “What are you going to do?”
“Then to provoke the other customer they were holding up their boom box in the air, waving it around,” Berry said.
Airport police were called and removed all five women involved, Spirit Airlines said. After speaking with them for an hour, police released them.