Chris Christie’s niece Shannon Epstein’s plane meltdown started with her hurling racial slurs at fellow passengers on the Thanksgiving day Spirit Airlines flight, according to documents obtained by The Post.

Epstein, 25, was later slapped with multiple charges related to her violent arrest just before 6 a.m. on Nov. 24 in the New Orleans airport. She allegedly injured six police officers — biting and spitting on them — and yelled, “Do you know who I am?”

A Spirit Airlines supervisor told a responding officer Epstein was “asking Hispanic families if they were smuggling cocaine,” the arrest documents detailed, forcing the plane to turn around and return to the gate it had just left.

Another gate agent told cops that Epstein, who is from New Jersey but now lives in New Orleans, used a “guttural term” but didn’t specify what term.

The flight from New Orleans, Louisiana to New Jersey was ready to take off on time at 5:35 a.m. but was delayed by 22 minutes because of her antics, police said in the report. It was in the jetway as she was being led off the plane Epstein’s altercation with the officers took place.

Chris Christie's niece, Shannon Epstein (right), pictured with her twin brother Daniel Epstein.
Chris Christie’s niece, Shannon Epstein (right), pictured with her twin brother Daniel Epstein.

Epstein displayed “unusual strength” while fighting off cops after being removed from the flight, and “had white foam coming from the sides of her mouth,” police docs detailed.

“Do you know who I am? I’m Chris Christie’s daughter and you’re so f—ed. You will lose your job over this s—. I know Donald Trump,” she screamed at the arresting officers. 

Police believe her behavior was consistent with having consumed alcohol and drugs.

Former Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie speaks during the 2022 Republican Jewish Coalition Annual Leadership Meeting at the Venetian hotel and casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Former NJ Governor Chris Christie has not commented on his niece’s behavior.

In her screed against the police, the ex-gov’s niece also accused the officers of homophobia.

“By this time tomorrow you will both be in jail. What the f— did I do? I’m a lesbian. Is that it? Do you want put your d–k in me? That’s it, isn’t it. That’s what this is all about? You want to put your d—k in my mouth, don’t you? You’re so f—-ed, you a—hole,” she said. 

Epstein was ultimately 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 forbidden. She left jail later on Thanksgiving Day after posting more than $10,000 in bail. 

Spirit Airlines Airbus A320-232 takes off from Los Angeles international Airport on July 30, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.
Epstein’s meltdown took place on a Spirit Airlines plane.
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Neither Christie or Epstein have responded to requests from The Post for comment.


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