A flight from Miami to New York ends with a women in handcuffs after she allegedly attacked a two Americans Airlines flight attendants, promising “cops will do nothing.”
Little did she know there was an off-duty NYPD officer on the flight who did do something.
The Brooklyn woman was arrested at Kennedy Airport in Queens for a mid-flight brawl aboard American Airlines 1357 from Miami to New York Sunday and is out on $15,000 bond.
Chenasia Campbell, 28, is facing federal charges after authorities say she assaulted the flight attendant while the plane was in the air, causing bruising and injuries, and at one point bragging that the cops would do nothing.
As it happened, an off duty NYPD police officer was on the flight and restrained Campbell after the mêlée until the plane landed.
According to court records, the incident started when a different flight attendant failed to pick up Campbell’s garbage.
Campbell then followed her to the back of the plane and began yelling.
When a colleague tried to separate the two, Campbell accused that flight attendant of pushing her and then punched the woman and pulled her hair, according to the officer.
“The defendant stated to the victim that the ‘cops aren’t going to do anything to me,’ and then struck the victim with closed fists, causing the two of them to fall to the floor,” the complaint said. “At some point during the altercation, the defendant attempted to pull up or remove the victim’s dress.”
The off-duty officer intervened and put Campbell in hand restraints for the remainder of the flight.
The defendant was confronted by press in New York.
One flight attendant reportedly suffered scrapes to the arm and cheek, bruises to the head and leg and swelling in her hands.
The NYPD said, “This incident underscores how New York City police officers are never truly off-duty, but are always ready to assist – no matter the time or place – when public safety is threatened or people need help.”