A passenger took justice into her own hands Sunday on a flight from Las Vegas to Portland when a 3 and 7 year old kicked her seat from the row behind. According to police, she attacked the childrens’ mother.
Daydrena Jaslin Walker-Williams pulled her luggage from an overhead bin and then turned and punched fellow passenger Nataly Hernandez several times, leaving Hernandez with a bleeding lip and lumps on her head, a probable-cause affidavit states.
Hernandez’s two children, 7 years old and 3 years old, reportedly witnessed the assault.
Walker-Williams admitted that she hit Hernandez “2 to 3 times in the face with her fist,” according to the complaint. She told police “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.’” She said Hernandez ignored her and later “hit her on the shoulder.”
The 29 year old passenger faces felony assault charges. Need I even mention that this happened on Spirit Airlines?
The woman sort of seems to be claiming self defense arguing she was ‘hit on her shoulder’ but no other passenger saw this and she didn’t contemporaneously inform a flight attendant, she just went all Stand Your Ground on the kids’ mother instead. She says that’s because her “first reaction was to fight,” which is everything you hope for in an airline passenger. “You do what you got to do,” she says.
(HT: Your Mileage May Vary)