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In November, I wrote about a Frontier Airlines passenger who was arguing with a flight attendant over using the lavatory. The flight attendant denied her access and the passenger pulled her pants down and supposedly peed in the aisle in front of a packed plane of horrified passengers. Whether she actually peed or just pulled her pants down has been debated. Now, the woman is facing criminal charges for indecent exposure.
Dulce Huertas was on Frontier Airlines flight F9 4944 from Orlando International Airport (MCO) to Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) on November 20th. She allegedly stood up as the plane was about to land. A flight attendant told her to return to her seat. Upon landing, she apparently couldn’t hold it any longer, pulled her pants down, and threatened to urinate in the aisle of the aircraft.
Huertas tried to enter the front lavatory after the plane landed, but a flight attendant continued to block her. A criminal affidavit claims that 60-year-old Huertas exposed her anus and genitalia (as is seen in the video). Children were sitting nearby and witnessed the incident. Others shared that the passenger was not detained by authorities and she was seen in an airport parking garage after deplaning.
NBC News 10 reports that if convicted, Huertas faces a maximum sentence of over 21 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a $355,000 fine according to the US Attorney’s Office.
Anthony’s Take: This is a wild story and one that I’ll be watching to see how it plays out in court. On the one hand, you must follow crew members’ instructions, but if she had to urinate that badly, where was she to go?
(Featured Image Credit: Julia Hartman via Facebook.)
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