Weatherford Man Arrested, Forced Emergency Landing In Oklahoma City

Alan Scaia
June 19, 2019 - 10:49 am
Brandon Cordell Ganus

Credit: Oklahoma City Police Dept.


DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - Oklahoma City police have released body camera foot​age of officers arresting a North Texas man whose behavior caused a flight to make an unscheduled landing. 

The flight was headed from Pittsburgh to DFW when police say 32-year-old Brandon Cordell Ganus became drunk and violent.

Ganus lives in Weatherford.

The police report says Ganus started "bellowing an obscenity-laden tirade that could be heard throughout the plane." The report says Ganus also struck a female, leading to the unscheduled landing in Oklahoma City Saturday night.

In the video, Ganus can be heard asking where they were.

"Oklahoma City," one officer responded. "Welcome to Oklahoma City."

Passengers can then be heard clapping as Ganus is taken off the plane.

As Ganus was walked up the jetway, he asked why he was being arrested or detained.

"At the moment, you are publicly drunk in the City of Oklahoma City," an officer replies.

Ganus then asks the charges.

"Publicly drunk in the City of Oklahoma City. I don't know how this is confusing, but you are publicly drunk," the officer says.

The police report says the smell of alcohol on Ganus was "overpowering." Officers say he had red, watery eyes and slurred speech. They say he also started threatening officers and screaming obscenities.

Ganus has been charged with assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.