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Bay Area man indicted in alleged attack on Southwest passenger who reclined her seat

 

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A man accused of choking and punching a woman on a Southwest Airlines flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco because she reclined her seat has been indicted for the alleged attack, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday.

Lawrence Wells, 54, is charged with assault causing serious bodily injury after he allegedly hit the woman about 10 minutes into the flight Oct. 18.

 

Wells, a Bay Area resident, was arrested Wednesday in Los Angeles, where he was expecting to only answer to a citation for the incident, authorities said. He was scheduled to be arraigned in the afternoon and would probably post bail, said Thom Mrozek, spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office.

 

Flight 2010 left L.A. International Airport about 10:30 p.m. and landed back at the airport about 15 minutes later because of a “rapidly escalating situation” involving two passengers who weren’t traveling together, Southwest said in a statement.

 

One person aboard tweeted that the dispute was over a passenger reclining a seat.

Comedian Mark Curry, who hosts a radio show in San Francisco, told the Bay Area's KNTV-TV that he awoke to the victim's shouts.

 

"The woman was saying he grabbed her neck. 'He choked me, he choked me! He hit me in the head!'" Curry told the station.

Southwest described the incident as a “physical altercation by one passenger against another,” and said the pilot opted to declare an emergency on the flight to give it priority to land over other inbound flights.

The jet returned to a gate where law enforcement was waiting. Wells was removed from the flight, and the remaining 136 passengers continued their journey to San Francisco just after midnight.

 

 

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http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-southwest-indictment-passenger-20151216-story.html

 

 

 

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Federal Grand Jury Indicts Southwest Passenger for Allegedly Choking, Punching Woman on Flight

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A man who allegedly punched and choked a woman on a Southwest Airlines flight in October, giving her a concussion, has been indicted by a federal grand jury, authorities said Wednesday.

Witnesses said the fight started over the woman's seat being reclined. The San Francisco-bound plane made an emergency landing after leaving from Los Angeles.

 

Lawrence Wells, 54, who lives in Richmonda, California, faces one count of assault resulting in serious bodily injury stemming from the Octover scuffle on Southwest Flight 2010, according to court documents and U.S. Attorney Eileen Decker.

If found guilty, he faces a possible maximum sentence of 10 years in federal prison. This is the first time that Wells has been formally identified, and efforts to reach him on Wednesday – after the FBI announced his arrest – were not immediately successful.

 

Wells allegedly choked and hit the woman, only identified by the initials M.D., in the head with a closed fist, resulting in a concussion, according to the two page complaint.

The flight returned to LAX where Wells was questioned, issued a citation and released. The indictment was returned Tuesday, NBC News learned. Wells was scheduled to make his first federal court appearance in Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon.

 

The remaining 136 passengers switched planes and would arrive in San Francisco about five hours late.

KBLX radio host and comedian Mark Curry was on that flight and told NBC Bay Area at the time that he was asleep on the flight and woke up to a commotion.

 

"I thought it was a terrorist so I jumped up. I didn't know what to do. A guy got into it with a lady and choked her or something," Curry said from his San Francisco radio station in October. "The lady was frantic. They wanted me to put restraints on the guy. They asked me if I would help. I said, 'At 30,000 feet, yes! I'll beat anybody down.' It was an incredible situation."

 

 

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http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Federal-Grand-Jury-Indicts-Southwest-Passenger-For-Allegedly-Choking-Woman-Reclining-in-Seat-362684891.html#doc

 

 

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That flight normally takes 1 hour and 20 minutes.

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Story is very confusing. Why was he arrested only now and not on night of incident?

Of course, there is absolutely no justification for beating on a fellow passenger for such an incident, especially a man hitting a woman, still ... if she was a jerk about slamming her seat back all the way, in these cramped times, I'm sure everyone would've wanted to slap her good. But a no-no. (I would've passively-aggressively been bringing my knee up rather hard against her seat right where her head was located).

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Good on him !

Lets ask him again after the sentencing. If course he is going to have this felony on his record. Not sure the impact this would have in seeking employment.

 

Yeah, sure it is worth it if you say so.

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Another 'roid' freak. Made me laugh initially.

But must be more to it than that.

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Unfortunately, that recline space is sold to the reclining passenger by the airline.

 

Since the airlines don.t know how to play fair, it is time for some regulation.

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I had someone give me a hard time for reclining my seat a year ago. I just stared at the person like they were crazy, and pushed it all the way back.

 

Is this a "thing" now? You aren't supposed to recline your seat? Sorry, I'm not sitting upright for 12 - 16 hours :)

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Ground Breaking Solution to person in front Reclining....

 

Recline yours too - Space created. Duh.

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Does it put him on the no-fly list.

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I had someone give me a hard time for reclining my seat a year ago. I just stared at the person like they were crazy, and pushed it all the way back.

 

Is this a "thing" now? You aren't supposed to recline your seat? Sorry, I'm not sitting upright for 12 - 16 hours :)

While it only happens on some of the seats (some have less leg room than others, on the same flight), sometimes the passenger in front can't recline, because my knees will not compress adequately. So yeah I would get a bit upset if someone kept trying. I'm not sitting sideways for 12-16 hours :)

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While it only happens on some of the seats (some have less leg room than others, on the same flight), sometimes the passenger in front can't recline, because my knees will not compress adequately. So yeah I would get a bit upset if someone kept trying. I'm not sitting sideways for 12-16 hours :)

Nature is quite unfair, but it is the way "God" made it. If you are out of standard, you have to pay for it.

So if you are too tall, or to fat to fit in a regular seat, then get a business seat, but don't make the others pay for your choice "not to spend the money you should" according to your situation, and not theirs.

 

Don't get me wrong. We're all out of standard somewhere in our life, and we're all paying it sometimes. In the plane, it is your turn, and in other situations, it will be others.

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I'm not overly tall, but if the person in front flops their seat back, then that is the end of the seat back entertainment system. The things don't tilt up enough, and I can't scrunch down enough. The ailines are at fault here, but people should be courteous.

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I'm not overly tall, but if the person in front flops their seat back, then that is the end of the seat back entertainment system. The things don't tilt up enough, and I can't scrunch down enough. The ailines are at fault here, but people should be courteous.

Good post Goanna.

It's not about "it is my right to be right". If everyone did this in cattle class, people would stop flying.

Courteous is the operative word, yet seems to be disappearing in Society, unfortunately.

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Why not just sit in first class instead like this Chinese dude lol

 

Man decided to "upgrade" himself from economy to first class. He got caught multiple times and refused to identify himself to the crew, at one point even walking down the aisles drinking champagne that he stole from first class. The crew asks him to leave the plane and he refuses. Finally, the Chinese authorities arrive to drag him off the plane. However, they claim they are not allowed to handcuff someone that is mentally unstable (???). Finally, with the help of some passengers and plastic zip-tie cuffs provided by the crew, the man is carried off the plane kicking and screaming the entire way.

 

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Lets ask him again after the sentencing. If course he is going to have this felony on his record. Not sure the impact this would have in seeking employment.

 

Yeah, sure it is worth it if you say so.

Not sure I said it was worth it.. Looking back at what I wrote.. nope, didn't say that.  I did say and will reiterate, good on him.

 

Now, imagine you are a fucktard, now imagine you are a person who reclines their seat... but I repeat myself :)  yes, Mark Twain is rolling in his grave.

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If my seat can go back I will put it back, cept for dinner time. If they guy in front of me puts his back, then I live with it, cept for dinner.  If he guy behind doesnt like it, he can take it up with the airline, if he takes it up with me he wont be a happy camper.  The airline makes the rules, not the passangers

 

just got back from Macau, Asia Air.   the seat hardly went back, airlines choice, up to them and me to use them. 

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Yes people should be courteous and let people who want to recline their seat and sleep on a long flight do so without being hassled. . Of course once the meal etc has been cleared away.

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I'm not overly tall, but if the person in front flops their seat back, then that is the end of the seat back entertainment system. The things don't tilt up enough, and I can't scrunch down enough. The ailines are at fault here, but people should be courteous.

 

 

Yes people should be courteous and let people who want to recline their seat and sleep on a long flight do so without being hassled. . Of course once the meal etc has been cleared away.

 

Sex without love is an empty experience;

 

But as empty experiences go, it is one of the best.

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courteous is good, but why should someone suffer when they pay for their ticket, they are normal size and the cant sleep for a long flight.  Not their fault the guy behind is big.  the big guy should buy two seats or pay for a better seat, or live with it.   I bet the big guy lowers his seat, like everyone else.

 

I feel the pain, but not the seat reclining persons problem....sorry

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Small brain + confined space = rage.   

 

Fuck that sub-human for the inability to deal with or cope with that situation.  

 

"WTF?!? She reclined her char?!?" Time to give someone (wait, it's a lady right? not not some fit guy? ok) a beating.

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courteous is good, but why should someone suffer when they pay for their ticket, they are normal size and the cant sleep for a long flight.  Not their fault the guy behind is big.  the big guy should buy two seats or pay for a better seat, or live with it.   I bet the big guy lowers his seat, like everyone else.

 

I feel the pain, but not the seat reclining persons problem....sorry

JH.....sure it's okay to recline the seat. I wish the airlines would fix this problem.

 

I'm 6'1". I don't fly business class....my choice...rather save that money for 'fun times'.

It annoys me when people just drop their seats and don't give a damn about the people behind them.

It might be their right. But it's impolite and rude.

I've had short people do this. I have had parents drop their kids seats on me....neither of these were necessary.

Would I do this NO.

But to attack someone....well.....must have been a bad hair day.

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JH.....sure it's okay to recline the seat. I wish the airlines would fix this problem.

 

I'm 6'1". I don't fly business class....my choice...rather save that money for 'fun times'.

It annoys me when people just drop their seats and don't give a damn about the people behind them.

It might be their right. But it's impolite and rude.

I've had short people do this. I have had parents drop their kids seats on me....neither of these were necessary.

Would I do this NO.

But to attack someone....well.....must have been a bad hair day.

I used to be 6'1  and now 6' after being old, really sucks.     I now fly business, but why I did economy, and they put their seat back, I did the same whether I wanted to or not, that got me the space back.

 

the one I really hated was a humongous fat guy rolling into my seat, I am big and then this fuck talks up half my seat, on a full plane.....damn, just gotta live with it, shame on the airline for allowing it but if they said something they would be sued for pointing it out.  Nowadays the call a pig handicapped... stop eating you fuck

 

I have had kids kicking my seat constantly.   I look back at papa and say tell him to stop.  when he continued I told papa I will see him in luggage return if he does it again, it stops

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