The woman, who has not been identified, falsely claimed to have a medical issue during a Friday morning American Airlines flight from Pensacola to Miami in an attempt to get a bigger seat.

The pilot declared an emergency and turned the plane back to Pensacola after the woman reported having trouble breathing, Pensacola Police Department public information officer Mike Wood told NBC News. Flight crews called authorities to Pensacola International Airport, where the woman admitted she had made up the medical issue in order to get a bigger seat on the plane.

The woman initially refused to deplane, prompting a complete evacuation of the aircraft, but authorities and the pilot were eventually able to convince her to exit the plane.