Two Bronx ladies prompted an American Airways flight to divert because of their “disturbing and unacceptable” habits — together with spitting at a passenger who requested them to cease utilizing racial slurs, in line with studies.
Kelly Pichardo, 30, and Leeza Rodriguez, 29, had been aboard Flight 776 from Dallas-Fort Value to Los Angeles on Wednesday when a male passenger requested them to cease utilizing the offensive language in dialog, CBS DFW reported.
Pichardo allegedly spat on the man, who then started recording them, stated Phoenix police Sgt. Mercedes Fortune after the airplane diverted to the Arizona metropolis’s Sky Harbor Worldwide Airport.
Rodriguez was additionally accused of putting the person on the hand to cease him from recording, Fortune stated.
“Upon arrival, the flight was met by native regulation enforcement who eliminated and arrested two people for verbally and bodily assaulting different clients and flight crew members,” American Airways instructed CBS DFW in an announcement.
“Their habits was disturbing and unacceptable, and so they have been positioned on the interior refuse checklist pending additional investigation. We proceed to research this incident and are working immediately with impacted clients to make sure their well-being,” the airline stated.
“We thank our crewmembers for his or her professionalism in managing a tough state of affairs,” it added.
Rodriguez was charged with assault and disorderly conduct, whereas Pichardo faces a cost of disorderly conduct, in line with the information outlet.
The flight continued on to Los Angeles later and arrived with out additional incident.