Woman Booted From Flight for Boarding With ‘Emotional Support’ Squirrel

A woman was kicked off a plane in Orlando late Wednesday after she attempted to fly with an “emotional support” squirrel, according to a report from the New York Post. The Cleveland-bound woman reportedly indicated that she planned to fly with the varmint Tuesday night, but did not specify that the animal would be a squirrel. When she was asked to leave the plane, the Post notes, she refused, forcing Frontier Airlines to deplane other passengers before forcibly escorting her out. “Police eventually escorted the passenger off the aircraft and took her to the main terminal,” Frontier said, adding that “Rodents, including squirrels, are not allowed on Frontier flights.” As the woman was taken away in a wheelchair, she gave the middle finger to jeering passengers, footage posted on Twitter shows. The flight eventually took off without the woman and her squirrel, but with a two-hour delay. Frontier—which, notably, has at least one plane with a squirrel on its tail—currently forbids “unusual or exotic animals including but not limited to rodents, reptiles, insects, hedgehogs, rabbits, sugar gliders, non-household birds or improperly cleaned and/or animals with foul odor,” and will only allow cats and dogs after a policy change on Nov. 1. It is unclear if the woman will face charges.