JUPITER, Fla. (WSVN) — The emotional support peacock that was not allowed to board a flight in New Jersey earlier this week has a South Florida connection.
As it turns out, the bird that was turned away from a United Airlines flight at Newark Liberty International Airport was purchased from a family in Jupiter.
United Airlines told the owner, who lives in Brooklyn, that she could not bring the bird on board, Tuesday.
“This animal did not meet guidelines for a number of reasons, including its weight and size. We explained this to the customers on three separate occasions before they arrived at the airport,” United said in a statement to Fox News.
The owner ended up renting a car and driving to Los Angeles — with Dexter the peacock perched in the passenger seat.
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