American Airlines threatened to arrest me, says woman whose seat was continuously punched by man sitting behind her / Boing Boing


Remember Wendi Williams, the woman who videotaped the man behind her who wouldn’t stop punching her seat because she had reclined it?

Well, TMZ has a photo of a “passenger disturbance notice” that a flight attendant handed to Williams, warning her that she could be federally prosecuted for not complying with the flight attendant’s order to delete the video she’d taken of the seat puncher. The attendant also threatened to kick Williams off the plane if she didn’t delete the video. Williams says she deleted the video, but was able to recover it and post it to Twitter.

According to TMZ, Williams believes she may have suffered damage from the repeated punches, because she says she has had a number of back surgeries in the past as well as titanium implants in her vertebrae. She wants the seat puncher identified and prosecuted.

Williams told TMZ she took the video as a way to stop the man from continuing to violently punching her seat, and that once the man realized he was being taped, he reduced the force of the punches so that they were just an “irritation.”

Here’s the TMZ video interview with Williams:

Image: Twitter screengrab




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