NEWARK - A Newark-bound passenger was dropped from his flight from Detroit after he began cursing.

Robert Sayegh, 37, was taken off an Atlantic Southeast Airlines flight to Newark Sunday after he asked how long it takes to close the overhead luggage bins and began cursing. According to The Detroit News, Sayegh said, "What's taking so (expletive) long to close the overhead compartments?"

Sayegh says the flight attendant overheard him use the word twice, but still can't believe the pilot returned to the gate before takeoff to have him removed. The Brooklyn-based writer and TV producer says he didn't yell or make a scene.

Sayegh eventually landed at Newark Liberty Airport after he was allowed to board a later flight.