A shocking video has gone viral this week showing a mom going on a rampage at Orlando International Airport after she missed her flight and subsequently couldn't board the plane.
The woman has since been identified as twenty-nine-year-old Dana Pierre, from Brooklyn. She was with her 2 children at the time, a twelve-year-old boy and a 7-year-old daughter.
Pierre was filmed throwing objects at Frontier Airlines staff members while yelling abuse near the ticket counter after she was told she had missed her flight to New York.
Frontier Airlines employee Nidia Vargas could be seen spraying Pierre with pepper spray to keep her away.
However, this didn't stop Pierre as she picked up one of the metal poles from the queueing area and tried to hit employees before employee William Rijo managed to take it off her.
Throughout the rampage, Pierre's daughter was heard hysterically crying, "Mommy! Mommy!"
The mother was eventually restrained by security and taken away, with her daughter following closely behind as she continued to cry for her mom.
A spokeswoman for the airline confirmed, "an incident occurred" on June 30th and referred the Miami Herald to the Orlando Police Department. It was later reported that officers responded to "a physical disturbance" at 8:54 p.m.
They later found out from the police department that once officers arrived at the scene, "they saw the suspect, identified as a twenty-nine-year-old woman attempting to strike a Frontier employee with a pole."
According to employees who were on shift that night, Pierre tried to attack the manager by going behind the desk, only to get a computer keyboard thrown at her.
One employee even threatened Pierre and told her she would "Knock you the f*ck out in front of your kids."
Pierre then told her son to look after his sister because she was "going to f*ck up this b*tch."
Pierre could then be seen removing her jewelry, as her daughter cried out: "Mommy! I don't want you to go to jail!"
People were understandably concerned for the 2 children...
"Gotta have a license to drive but any idiot can have kids. Awesome," one commented.
Another wrote: "Why is it every airport fight I see always happens at a Frontier Airlines terminal or with Frontier worker?"
While a third commented: "Lock her up! Until people that act like this realize that there are immediate consequences for their actions, they will continue to do so."
According to the Daily Mail, the Orange County court records show that Pierre was arrested and taken to the Orange County Booking & Release Center where she was charged with aggravated assault.
Her 2 children were then taken to the state Department of Children and Families, while Pierre was released on a $3,000 bond.