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Would-be passengers hurl water bottles, shoes and storm the gate at Spirit Airlines in Fort Lauderdale | Video

Three women are facing battery charges after hurling shoes and full water bottles at Spirit Airlines employees before storming the counter and throwing punches.

Three women bound for Philadelphia landed in a Broward County jail Tuesday evening after hurling shoes, full water bottles and bags of fast food at Spirit Airlines employees before storming the counter and throwing punches, authorities say.

What caused the ruckus at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is unknown. Police reports from the Broward Sheriff’s Office say there were five victims. The extent of the injuries was unknown, but video captured by a bystander shows fists flying and employees being kicked.

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All three women were arrested on battery charges. They are Danaysha Cuthberth, 22; Kiera Fergusson, 21 and Tymaya Wright, 20. Wright was also arrested on a theft charge after police accused her of taking a cellphone and placing it in her backpack.

Eileen Kelley can be reached at 772-925-9193 or ekelley@sunsentinel.com. Follow on Twitter @reporterkell.

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