updated 10/8/2008 2:38:11 PM ET 2008-10-08T18:38:11

A 29-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly binding the hands of a teenager sitting next to him on a Southwest Airlines flight, and also trying to tape her older sister's hands.

According to an arrest affidavit, Ezra Wallace and the two teenage sisters, who he didn't know, were seated in the same row on the flight. Before takeoff he allegedly tried to take a photograph of the older sister, but she covered her face. Then during the flight, the younger sister, who is 16, says Wallace took out pre-torn strips of white athletic tape and tied her hands together with it.

After her older sister freed her, documents say Wallace tried to tape both of their hands together, before a flight attendant finally moved them.

The affidavit claims Wallace says he was drunk.

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