A woman downed a £130 bottle of cognac at an airport after being told by security she could not take it onto her flight.
However, her bid to thwart officials failed when she was then ruled too drunk to board the flight and was forced to remain at the airport until she sobered up.
The Chinese woman, named only by the surname Zhao, was stopped at Beijing Capital International Airport when she reportedly tried to take a bottle of Rémy Martin XO Excellence onto a flight to Wenzhou.
The bottle was included in her hand luggage and as it exceeded the 100ml liquid limit she was told she could not bring in on board.
The South China Morning Post reported that after the woman drunk the cognac, which is 40% alcohol, she was found rolling on the floor at the boarding gate and the flight's captain decided her condition could affect safety on board.
One police officer told The Beijing Times: "She was so drunk...she couldn't even stand up herself. We took her to a room in a wheelchair so she could rest."
The woman's family came to collect her from the airport once she had sobered up.