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Woman pokes man sitting next to her on plane with pen to stop him from snoring

By Mason White 8:36 AM April 17, 2015
Damaged shirt of Lenny Madarsk 

By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A woman was kicked off a plane after poking a man with a pen because he snored, police in Illinois said.

The Chicago Police Department said that the woman was removed from the SouthWest Airlines flight on Thursday afternoon, after being accused of poking her seatmate with a pen to stop him from snoring before takeoff at Midway Airport.

The female passenger on flight 577, poked the person in the seat next to her with a pen, ruining his shirt. The woman was removed from the flight and the plane took off on time.

No one was injured. According to the airline’s spokesperson, the woman was placed on the next flight. The woman was not identified, and no charges were filed.

The victim was identified as Lenny Madarsk. The flight originated in Los Angeles, California, and was headed to Manchester, New Hampshire.