Police remove two men from a plane who tried to fight pilot

JACKSON, Wyo. — Police had to physically remove two drunk men from a plane at the Jackson Hole Airport and place them under arrest after they caused a disturbance Saturday.

Tomas Simko, 39, from Stamford, Connecticut and an unnamed 50-year-old from Orange, Connecticut were placed into custody Saturday afternoon shortly after 4:22 p.m.

The disturbance began on the plane when the Jackson Police department officer assigned to the airport responded to a report of two intoxicated passengers aboard an aircraft on the tarmac.  While responding, the officer also learned the men may have been fighting with the pilot of the plane.

As the officer removed the men from the plane, Simko became aggressive to the point he had to be physically restrained.

Deputies from the Teton County Sheriff’s Office arrived to assist and both men were taken into custody. Simko was charged with Public Intoxication, Interference with a Police Officer, Interfering with Airport Personnel, and Trespassing. The other man was charged with Public Intoxication. Further charges may be pending as the investigation continues.

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