Police said Garcia resisted as officers tried to handcuff him, prompting one of the officers to repeatedly use a stun gun to subdue him. Officers were called to the plane at Miami International Airport after the man allegedly fondled a woman and yelled out racial slurs at another couple on the flight.
'Once law enforcement was on the aircraft, the passenger then became combative with the officers from the Miami-Dade Police Department.
"You just assaulted a lady, for one", someone replies.
Officials said the man also reached for an officer's handgun during the altercation, and kicked out the rear window of a police vehicle after he was removed from the plane.
When officers entered the aircraft on Sunday night, Garcia continued to remonstrate with them, asking why they were removing him from the plane.
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Cellphone video posted online shows passengers clapping and cheering as Garcia is walked through the airport struggling against the police officers. According to an arrest report, the incident began after 28-year-old Jacob Garcia touched a female passenger on board without her permission. Eventually, the officers were able to take Garcia into custody.
Once Garcia had been escorted off the plane, he collapsed to the ground in an attempt to slow down the officers' efforts, police said. Meanwhile, Garcia was brought to the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center, where he was charged with battery, criminal mischief, disorderly conduct, and depriving an officer of a firearm.
A spokesperson for the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center confirmed to PEOPLE Garcia is being held on a $6,000 bond and does not now have a court date scheduled.
'We will cooperate with the Miami-Dade Police Department on this matter.
The flight to O'Hare was delayed about an hour.