An irate woman who missed her flight at Miami International Airport said she threatened she had a bomb in her bag so she could get it back, authorities said.
Oksana Gerzon, 41, of Fairlawn, New Jersey arrived late for her Delta Airlines Flight 2003 at Gate H9 last Thursday, Miami-Dade Police said in an arrest affidavit.
The gate agents told her she wouldn’t be able to board and would be booked on a later flight. Gerzon grew irate and demanded her baggage be pulled from the aircraft, and when one agent told her that her luggage would continue on ahead of her, Gerzon said, “What if I have a bomb in my bag,” according to the affidavit.
She was given the chance to recant her statement, but refused and reiterated it, the affidavit said.
“Gerzon continued and asked if they would allow the plane to take off without knowing if she had a bomb in her bag,” police wrote in the affidavit.
Delta Airlines could not immediately say where the flight was headed.
The plane was delayed 27 minutes, and the Miami-Dade Aviation Department said that Delta would be penalized $2,862 in fines and fees for the delay, the affidavit said.
After she was arrested and read her Miranda rights, Gerzon said she made the comments to make the Delta employees afraid and cause them to remove and return her baggage, the affidavit added.
She faces charges of making a false bomb report and criminal mischief in the amount of $2,862, police said in the affidavit.
Gerzon is due to appear in court Feb. 8. A defense attorney is not yet listed for her case in online Miami-Dade court records.