Gregory Alexander is in a lot of trouble. The 82-year-old Florida man was charged with battery and interference with aircraft operations after hurling racial slurs and taunts at an American Airlines FA, then jabbing her with his finger.
The problem arose when Alexander attempted to return to his seat after using the lavatory. Flight attendants were serving beverages in the aisle, trapping him rows behind his seat.
Alexander began poking the back of one FA, also allegedly hurling racial epithets at her. When she told him to stop, he quipped:
You’re too big for this job! You’re too fat for this, overweight!
He managed to forcibly slide past her and returned to his seat. It’s not clear if he created any more disturbances during the flight, but upon landing authorities met the flight. Alexander was arrested and charged with battery and interference with aircraft operations.
Any guesses as to whether alcohol is involved? “Rudolph” Alexander, pictured above, has been released on $1,000 bail with a court appearance scheduled for June 26th.
The AA flight was bound from Philadelphia (PHL) to Ft. Myers / Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW). American only runs mainline service from PHL-RSW, so this was a mainline aircraft. Honestly, I’m surprised this wasn’t Frontier…
What horrible behavior. I hope AA bans Alexander for life for his disgusting actions.
Arrest report here.
image: Lee County Sheriff’s Office