Woman Arrested For Assaulting Two Flight Attendants

The Tennessean reports:

A woman attacked two flight attendants on a Spirit Airlines flight to Nashville on Saturday night, was restrained by a fellow passenger, and then yelled at police officers to “shoot me” when they arrested her.

Airport police arrested a 42-year old female for public intoxication after the flight crew contacted officers on the ground at Nashville International Airport around 7 p.m., an arrest affidavit said.

The flight took off from Fort Lauderdale at about 6 p.m., according to Spirit Airlines spokesperson Nicole Aguiar and FlightAware, a flight tracking website. When the plane arrived, members of the crew told officers that she attacked two flight attendants, punching one and pulling the other’s hair.

Nashville’s CBS News affiliate reports:

According to police, during the woman’s unruly rampage another passenger on the flight attempted to restrain her by tying her feet with zip-ties.

The disruptive passenger was identified to be 42-year-old Amanda Henry, who according to an affidavit, was publicly intoxicated. Once the zip-tie restraints were removed, police say Henry was unable to walk on her own and had to receive assistance from officers who she screamed multiple expletives at.

While in the patrol car, officers stated Henry said, “shoot me!” several times while stiffening her legs against the vehicle’s door. Spirit Airlines flight crew did not wish to press charges against Henry.