Chris Christie’s Niece Charged For Onboard Drunken Meltdown

by Anthony Losanno
Chris Christie

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The niece of GOP presidential candidate Chris Christie was charged on Monday a year after she was kicked off a Spirit Airlines flight at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY). She was allegedly intoxicated on the November 2022 flight and caused quite a stir during the drunken incident.

The Independent reports that Shannon Epstein, 26, has been charged with one felony count of resisting police by force or violence and two misdemeanor counts of disturbing the peace by public intoxication by the Jefferson Parish district attorney. Last year, Epstein boarded a Spirit Airlines flight bound for Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). Once onboard the early morning flight and it was taxiing, she reportedly asked a nearby Hispanic family if they were smuggling cocaine.

Shannon Epstein

The plane returned to the gate where she allegedly began screaming at employees and refused to leave the jet bridge. Police were called and it took seven deputies to restrain her. During the scuffle, she became violent and bit an officer’s left bicep. This “tore the skin away” while they loaded and restrained her in a wheelchair.

An incident report said Epstein ranted about knowing Donald Trump, threatened the deputies’ jobs, and asked them if they knew who she was before reportedly saying that she was Chris Christie’s daughter.

After the charges were filed, Epstein was arrested, taken to jail for booking, and released the same day on $10,750 bail.

Anthony’s Take: If asked to deplane, it’s best to just get off of the aircraft as you’re not going to be flying on that flight. Resisting employees and especially becoming violent with police officers is not going to lead anywhere good.

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