FLORIDA - A woman who pretended to have health issues during a flight to get a bigger seat is now in police custody.
The plane was scheduled to fly from Pensacola to Miami.
The woman was taken into protective custody under the state's Baker Act, which allows authorities to detain individuals believed to pose a threat to themselves or others.
The pilot of the plane declared and emergency and turned the plane back to Pensacola after the woman claimed to have trouble breathing.
The entire aircraft had to evacuate after the woman refused to get off, but eventually authorities convinced her to deplane.
She later admitted she had made up the medical problem to get a bigger seat, according to Pensacola Police Department public information officer Mike Wood.
As of the time of this report, no charges had been filed.
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