TX Woman Charged With Assaulting Flight Attendant

The San Jose Mercury News reports:

A 50-year-old Cypress, Texas, woman has been charged with assaulting a flight attendant during a United Airlines flight from Alaska to San Francisco International Airport earlier this year, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Debby Dutton appeared Friday in Houston federal court to face a charge of interference by assault, threat or intimidation with flight crew members or attendants, prosecutors said in a news release.

Dutton got up from her seat and “angrily shouted” at the flight attendant, prosecutors said. They added that the flight attendant tried to explain that Dutton’s husband had not been wearing his mask, but Dutton continued to scream and walked toward the flight attendant. Prosecutors said Dutton then pushed the flight attendant two times in the arm. “The pushes left bruising on the flight attendant’s right bicep,” prosecutors said in the news release.

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