Alfredo Rivera Parody Flight Attendant Video Viewed Over 5 Million Times

A parody video showing a flight attendant describing how he dealt with an unruly passenger on board a Frontier Airlines flight has gone viral.

The clip was filmed by James Bates, a performer who goes by the name The Real Spark, who often posts videos of himself performing as characters' being interviewed by local news channels about real life events.

In this case, Bates played a flight attendant who was filmed taping a passenger to a seat on board a flight between Philadelphia and Miami on Saturday, July 31, after he allegedly groped a female crew members breasts and attacked another while appearing to be intoxicated.

Bates pretends to be the flight attendant who was recorded using duct tape to strap the passenger to his seat until the plane landed in Miami.

In the clip, Bates states the flight attendant's name was Alfredo Rivera, who was actually the passenger who filmed the original incident on board the Frontier flight.

Alfredo Rivera is the greatest storyteller of our time.

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The clip has gone viral on social media and has been viewed more than 4 million times on Twitter, as well as more than 1.2 million on The Real Spark's YouTube channel.

Many people appear to have shared the footage, believing it to be genuine and a real interview with the actual Frontier Airlines flight attendant.

Former CNN host Piers Morgan was one of those who shared the clip, tweeting "This is utterly fantastic. We need more people like Alfredo in the world" to his 7.9 million followers.

Newsweek ruled in a fact check that claims the video is of a flight attendant named Alfredo Rivera are false.

"Now I understand. I'm a flight attendant. That means I attend the flight," Bates says in character.

"That means I attend the flight. Sometimes our job has us attending to crazy people. If you push us too far, you're going to have to attend this a** whopping."

Bates then goes on to describe how the unruly passenger had smelt like a "pack of Marlboro cigarettes, four shots of Everclear alcohol and regret," as he went to intervene.

"At this point, he touching all over my co-worker's breasts, and when he really f****d up is when touched my t*****s because I don't play that," he added.

Bates' flight attendant character then described how he tears off the duct tape to get ready to strap him down, causing the passenger to stutter in fear.

"I said 'yeah we about to m-m-m-m-mummify your a** now boy' and we wrapped them up better than any Christmas present you ever see."

Maxwell Berry, 22, of Norwalk, Ohio, has been charged with three counts of assault in connection to the incident which also went viral after the video of it was posted on Twitter by ABC News reporter Sam Sweeney.

Frontier Airlines said that the flight attendants will be on paid leave pending an investigation into the incident with Berry.

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A Frontier Airlines plane taxis the runway at Cleveland Hopkins Airport on October 15, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. A video which spoofs how a Frontier Airlines dealt with an unruly passenger has gone viral. Michael Francis McElroy/Getty Images

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