A San Francisco man removed from a U.S. Airways flight and arrested after he allegedly refused to pull up his pants remains in custody today while prosecutors consider whether to file charges. Deshon Marman, 20, was arrested Wednesday morning on suspicion of a felony count of battery of a police officer and misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest and trespassing. However, he has not been charged and no court date has been set while prosecutors conduct additional interviews and consider what charges, if any, should be filed, according to San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe. He remains in custody with bail set at $10,000 and must be charged or released by 11 a.m. Friday. Marman, who was boarding Flight 488 to Albuquerque, N.M., was instructed by airline crew members several times to pull up his pants to cover his underwear, both before he boarded and on the plane, according to San Francisco police Sgt. Michael Rodriguez. Marman allegedly refused to pull up his pants, and when he sat in his seat, he pulled them all the way down, Rodriguez said. Police were called in around 9:05 a.m. “The captain decided he was not going to fly with that person,” Rodriguez said. Eventually the captain told other passengers on board to deplane, ordered Marman to leave the plane and then placed him under citizen’s arrest for trespassing, after he refused an order to leave the plane, Rodriguez
said. Marman was escorted off the plane by police and then allegedly resisted officers when they tried to handcuff him. One officer received a cut to his hand and a sprained knee in the struggle. U.S. Airways spokesman Andrew Christie confirmed a passenger was removed from an aircraft and taken into custody “after repeatedly ignoring crew members’ instructions.” “While U.S. Airways does not have a specific dress code, we ask our customers to dress in an appropriate manner to ensure the safety and comfort of all of our passengers,” Christie said.
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