A Texas man accused of "playing footprints" with a female passenger on a Southwest Airlines flight this week, then interfering…
A Texas man accused of “playing footprints” with a female passenger on a Southwest Airlines flight this week, then interfering with a flight attendant when the woman changed location, leading to the flight diverting, The Dallas Morning News reported.
>> Read more trendy news
Justin Riley Brafford, 29, of Denton, faces a crime report on a flight crew and a suspected abuse fee, reported the newspaper. He made an initial court appearance Wednesday in New Mexico and remains in federal custody.
According to a criminal complaint, Bradford boarded a flight from Los Angeles to Dallas on Tuesday and was in a midfield. The woman in the hinge seat claimed that Brafford put his arm on the leg when the plane was planning to start, Morning News reported.
The woman leaned away from him and later told an FBI agent that Brafford began to “play footsies” with her. She asked a companion if she could move to another place, the newspaper reported.
However, Brafford confronted the woman in his new seat, and when the flight attendant spoke to him, he responded with obscenities and began to scream, according to law enforcement complaints.
The flight attendant announced the pilot, who led the flight to Albuquerque, reported the morning news. In an interview with the authorities, Brafford said that he and the woman had watched videos on his computer and believed that she was flirting with him, according to the complaint.
“The safety and comfort of everyone on board any aircraft is our biggest concern,” said Southwest Airlines in a statement.
Brafford faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a $ 250,000 fine to disturb the flight crew, reported morning news. The abuse fee implies a sentence of up to one year in prison and a fine of 1