Unruly Flier Growls & Gnashes Teeth in Viral Video

More terror in the skies as an unruly flier seemed to have an unsettling meltdown on a flight from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City on Monday. There was yelling, growling, and even some gnashing of teeth.

NBC News identifies the man as Timothy Armstrong, 61, of Las Vegas.

The TikTok poster (FunnyDenny) says the man was being a racist jerk to a couple of Asian passengers before he began recording.

One clip shows Armstrong growling and chewing on his face mask. In another he yells at a flight attendant insisting they couldn’t keep his “hostage” while on the ground. The plane was still airborne.

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Salt Lake City’s ABC News affiliate reports the unruly flier was arrested and charged with public intoxication upon arrival in Salt Lake City.

As many have reported, the number of disruptive passengers has increased during the months of the pandemic.

There’s a longer clip of Armstrong facing off with the flight attendant on NBC News.

Those first few seconds of snarling have got some Walking Dead flavor in there.