Chris Christie’s niece who drunkely bit a cop and called a Hispanic woman a cocaine dealer on plane

EXCLUSIVE PICS: Chris Christie’s niece who ran amok on a New Jersey-bound Spirit Airlines flight in New Orleans where ‘she injured SIX cops and accused a Hispanic family of smuggling cocaine’ – before bragging to sheriffs her uncle knows Trump’

  • Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s niece was kicked off a plane after allegedly accusing a Latino family of ‘smuggling cocaine’
  • She boarded the New Jersey- bound Spirit Airlines flight in New Orleans at 6am on Thanksgiving Day – but it was forced to turn back to the gate 
  • New Orleans authorities say Shannon Epstein then became combative on board and allegedly injured six sheriff’s deputies
  • DailyMail.com can picture the 25-year-old for the first time following the Thanksgiving Day assault 

The niece of former New Jersey Governor Chis Christie can be pictured for the first time after being arrested on Thanksgiving and thrown off a plane for aggressive behavior.

Shannon Epstein allegedly injured six sheriff’s deputies in the attack, kicking one in the groin and even biting one of them so hard that she broke the skin during her angry tirade.

The 25-year-old, who has removed her social media in the aftermath of her arrest, boarded the 6am Spirit Airlines flight from New Orleans to New Jersey on Thanksgiving morning.

She is also accused of threatening the officers who tried to get her off the plane, bragging that she knows powerful people and her uncle is friends with former President Donald Trump.

Epstein also allegedly accused a Latino family of ‘smuggling cocaine’ while on board the flight. 

DailyMail.com can reveal sweet family snaps of Epstein with Chris and other family members at a gathering earlier this year before the violent incident at Louis Armstrong International Airport.

Shannon Epstein (right pictured with her twin Daniel) injured six sheriff’s deputies in the attack, kicking one in the groin and even biting one of them so hard that she broke the skin

Shannon Epstein (right pictured with her twin Daniel) injured six sheriff’s deputies in the attack, kicking one in the groin and even biting one of them so hard that she broke the skin

DailyMail.com can picture the two together for the first time, with Shannon (left circle) seen in a picture with Christie  (right circle) during a family gathering in October

DailyMail.com can picture the two together for the first time, with Shannon (left circle) seen in a picture with Christie  (right circle) during a family gathering in October 

The plane had already left the gate, and was forced to turn around because of her antics – with Epstein growing angry after being approached by authorities.

Epstein had to be handcuffed to a wheelchair by seven different sheriff’s deputies as she was forced off the plane, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Capt. Jason Rivarde told NOLA.com.

Rivarde added: ‘Throughout her entire interaction with deputies, she repeatedly stated that they would lose their jobs or be arrested because of her familial relationships.’

She asked a Latino family sitting nearby if they were ‘smuggling cocaine’ growing angry after she was asked to leave the plane – becoming ‘extremely combative’.

DailyMail.com has reached out to Christie and Epstein for comment – but they declined to reply.

She allegedly threatened the sheriff's deputies on the scene, saying her uncle is friends with former President Donald Trump and she knows some important people

She allegedly threatened the sheriff’s deputies on the scene, saying her uncle is friends with former President Donald Trump and she knows some important people

Officials confirmed that she has been charged with six counts of battery on a police officer, three counts of disturbing the peace, one of resisting arrest by force and one of remaining after being forbidden

Officials confirmed that she has been charged with six counts of battery on a police officer, three counts of disturbing the peace, one of resisting arrest by force and one of remaining after being forbidden

Epstein had to be handcuffed to a wheelchair by seven different sheriff’s deputies to be forced off the plane

Epstein had to be handcuffed to a wheelchair by seven different sheriff’s deputies to be forced off the plane

Officials confirmed that she has been charged with six counts of battery on a police officer, three counts of disturbing the peace, one of resisting arrest by force and one of remaining after being forbidden.

Her father, Philip Epstein, also lives in New Jersey, and it is not clear why she was in New Orleans before the altercation – but could have been returning home for Thanksgiving festivities.

Christie’s foul-mouthed niece was released from the Jefferson Parish Correction Center on Thanksgiving Day after posting $10,750 bail. She is due back in court on January 23.

As she was wheeled away, Rivarde said, she continued to shout vulgarities and tried to bite more deputies.

Christie's foul-mouth niece was released from the Jefferson Parish Correction Center on Thanksgiving Day after posting $10,750 bail. She is due back in court on January 23

Christie’s foul-mouth niece was released from the Jefferson Parish Correction Center on Thanksgiving Day after posting $10,750 bail. She is due back in court on January 23

Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Capt. Jason Rivarde told how seven deputies were needed to handcuff Epstein (second from right)  to a wheelchair and force her off the plane in New Orleans

Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Capt. Jason Rivarde told how seven deputies were needed to handcuff Epstein (second from right)  to a wheelchair and force her off the plane in New Orleans

Source

Related posts