An altercation that began on a flight with a man accused of punching a pregnant deaf woman and her service dog escalated further when he and her fiancee got into a fistfight in the Orlando terminal.
In the disturbing video, the woman’s fiancee, Matthew Silvay, who is also deaf, is seen arguing with Timothy Manley after Manley allegedly punched their service dog, a Great Dane named Zariel.
Manley also allegedly punched Silvay’s parnter, Hazel Ramirez, who is 20 weeks pregnant, in the stomach.
In the video, an irate Silvay, 30, is seen confronting Manley who is still in his seat on the plane. Silvay also kicks Manley, 59, while he is seated.
Matthew Silvay (pictured with his fiancee, Hazel Ramirez next to him) is seen on a video recorded by a fellow passenger, confronting Timothy Manley, after he allegedly punched his family’s service dog
Silvay’s finacee is shown trying to calm her irate partner down, as he tells Manley off for touching their dog
Their service dog, a Great Dane named Zariel, looks up at his owners after it was allegedly punched in the head by Manley
The couple wait at the gate for Manley to deplane, as the situation becomes more intense
However, the altercation quickly escalates further inside the Orlando airport terminal after everyone deplanes.
The two men are seen on video getting into a fistfight, with the couple’s children screaming and crying and bystanders trying to separate them.
The Frontier Airlines Flight 1752 from Colorado to Orlando was smooth until the plane landed and the large dog stood up to stretch.
‘My wife was right next to me and has allergies to dogs, and I had to push it away,’ Manley told ABC News, denying that he punched the dog.
According to a report by the Orlando Police Department, Manley ‘punched it (the dog) with a closed fist,’ causing Zariel to yelp and take cover. Manley describes it as more of a swat.
Additionally, Ramirez, 21, told police that she ‘was punched in the stomach by Timothy’ and that her two small children ‘were touched by Timothy,’ during the altercation according to the report.
Ramirez, along with her partner, and their children, were flying to Orlando for her gender reveal party.
The 21-year-old told News 6 her Great Dane Zariel had slept through the majority of the flight from Colarado Springs, before waking up when the flight landed and stretching.
Meanwhile Silvay captures the exchange with Manely on camera as they exit through the gate
Once inside the terminal Silvay and Manely get into an all out fistfight with poles toppling and children crying
Both of the men tumble to the ground as they fight inside an Orlando Airport terminal
One of the children of the couple starts screaming and crying as she got caught up in the fight
Timothy Manely (pictured) denied punching the dog and said it was more like a swat to get the animal away from his wife who has allergies
Ms Ramirez (left) , 21, was flying to Orlando for her gender reveal party with her partner, two daughters and service dog – a Great Dane named Zariel. Timothy Manley (right), 59, became enraged after the plane landed and the dog stood up to stretch, and allegedly punched him
After Manley allegedly hit Zariel (bottom right), the dog yelped and hid from his attacker under a seat, Ms Ramirez said
Video courtesy KRDO
Hazel Ramirez, (left) who is 20 weeks pregnant, was allegedly punched in the stomach after a man attacked her service dog on a plane
Earlier, Manley’s wife, Petrini, had complained of allergies, and the canine’s stretch was allegedly the final straw for the 59-year-old.
Ramirez, who is expecting her third child in just a few months, and her partner, who is also deaf, tried to tell the man off as best they could as the plane made its way to the gate.
Law enforcement officials were called to the gate, but before they arrived, a police report says Manley punched Ramirez in her stomach before Silvay tackled the man.
Ramirez also said Manely pushed her two young daughters over in his bid to escape.
‘They fell and cried so hard,’ she said.
Manley later told police Zariel ‘took up more space than [he] felt it deserved’, The Orlando Sentinel reported.
Everyone involved declined medical treatment at the airport, but Ramirez says she wants to press charges.
The FBI is now investigating what, if any, charges can be laid. The soon-to-be mother-of-three says she will testify in court if needed.
Ms Ramirez and her partner Matthew Silvay, who is also deaf, tried to tell Manley off as best they could, but Manley allegedly then punched Ms Ramirez in the stomach (pictured is the soon to be mother of three during an earlier pregnancy)
Manley was travelling with his wife, Petrini (right) who had earlier complained of allergies