Lexington native Michale Kerr was a cook at Portofino’s in Lexington, until this incident unfolded at a Charlotte airport. Flying American Airlines, Kerr became unruly after the plane landed. At the apex of the confrontation, the pilot put Kerr in a chokehold and slammed him to the floor.
“You don’t put your hands on my flight attendant!” the pilot said as he took down Kerr.
Kerr has since lost his job and is banned from flying American Airlines. Watch the newly released video from the Herald-Leader below.