If you’ve ever been on a plane (and if you’re reading this, I assume you have), you’ve most likely been stuck with one of “those” passengers. The ones we’ve warned against being. The types that we’ve given advice about so that you’re not one of them. The ones who recline their seat too much (here are all the types of those). The ones who are intrusive with their personal space (here’s what one person did about that). And yes, the one with kids who kick the seat in front of them.
Daydrena Jaslin Walker-Williams can tell you all about that last one, because she’s facing a charge of felony assault in the fourth degree, as well as harassment, as a result of kids kicking her seat. She was on a flight on Spirit Airlines not long ago, when she was the victim of such kicking. She claimed that she asked the kids’ mom, Nataly Hernandez, to tell her kids to stop. But when Hernandez did no such thing, Williams-Walker said she hit her, “2 to 3 times with her fist” after their flight landed in Portland.
As per The Oregonian, Williams-Walker admitted to police that, “she was upset Ms. Hernandez’s children kicked the back of her seat, and stated she told Ms. Hernandez ‘to tell her kids to stop it.’”
But, I guess, not wanting to appear the only guilty party(?), Williams-Walker said that Hernandez ignored what she was asked to do, and had hit her “on the shoulder” after one such request.
As per a probable-cause affidavit, after the plane had landed, Walker-Williams pulled her luggage from an overhead bin and then turned and punched fellow passenger Hernandez several times, leaving Hernandez with a bleeding lip and lumps on her head.
Hernandez’s two children, aged 7 years old and 3 years old, reportedly witnessed the assault, as did other people on the plane. Apparently, no one saw Hernandez hit Walker-Williams during the flight.
According to the affidavit, Walker-Williams said she didn’t get a flight attendant involved when Hernandez allegedly initially smacked her on the shoulder, because her “first reaction was to fight.”
Said Walker-Williams, “You do what you got to do.”
You do what you got to do? Um….not really, no. But I bet I know who would love it if we ever had child-free zones on planes, like other countries have considered or done.
Meanwhile, anger management classes, anyone?
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