Unemployed woman, 28, accused of beating flight attendant and tries to tear off her dress ‘after lashing out at staff for refusing to pick up her trash’ on Miami-to-JFK flight
- Chenasia Campbell accused of meddling with flight crew members and attendants
- Campbell is accused of repeatedly beating a female flight attendant on an American Airlines flight from Miami to New York City on Sunday
- Complaint says Campbell was angry with another crew member for not collecting her trash, and flight attendant intervened
- Off duty of NYPD on the run officer, Campbell detained after allegedly attempting to dress flight attendant
A Brooklyn woman has been arrested on federal charges for allegedly assaulting a flight attendant aboard an American Airlines flight from Miami to New York City over the weekend.
Chenasia Campbell, a 28-year-old unemployed woman from Brooklyn, was detained by an off duty NYPD officer on the plane before being handed over to authorities after the flight landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens on Sunday.
According to a criminal complaint obtained by DailyMail.com, Campbell was charged with interfering with flight crew members and attendants, punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
Chenasia Campbell, 28, has been accused of meddling with flight crew members and flight attendants for beating up a flight attendant on an American Airlines flight
The complaint states that Campbell was traveling from Miami to New York on Sunday night, when she got up from her seat about halfway through the three-hour flight, followed a flight attendant to a crew compartment on the plane, and began scolding her for failing. to pick up her garbage.
A second flight attendant got in and tried to separate the two women, after which Campbell accused her of pushing her.
‘[Campbell] then hit the victim with closed fists and pulled the victim’s hair, ” the document states.
The passenger and the attacked flight attendant were then separated and Campbell made her way to the bathroom, where she started arguing with another passenger.
The 28-year-old Campbell then approached the second flight attendant in the crew area and began swearing at her and bragging that “agents won’t hurt me.”
According to the complaint, Campbell then hit the American Airlines employee, causing them both to fall to the ground.
“At one point during the altercation, the suspect tried to pull up or take off the victim’s dress,” the charge said.
The injured flight attendant asked the captain to land the plane, but her request was denied.
An off duty officer with the NYPD who was on board the flight intervened and placed Campbell in handcuffs for the remainder of the flight.
When the plane landed at JFK, Campbell was taken into custody.
Campbell, 28, was arrested on Sunday night after landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City
The flight attendant got scratches on her arm and cheek, bruises on the forehead and leg, swollen hands and a tense neck, but refused medical attention.
Campbell appeared in federal court in Brooklyn on Monday and was sentenced to release on $ 15,000 bail.
A public defender representing Campbell told the court that his client is currently in a mental health treatment program, reported NBC New York.
A LinkedIn profile related to Campbell reveals that she previously worked at the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities.