A jobless New Yorker flew into a rage after a flight attendant refused to pick up her garbage and tried to rip off another crew member’s dress, police say.
Chenasia Campbell, 28, reportedly lashed out on an American Airlines Miami to JFK flight on Saturday evening after upbraiding a crew member for failing to pick up her garbage.
She made was arraigned at Brooklyn Federal Court on Monday, and disguised herself with a surgical mask and sweater.
The complaint states that Campbell was traveling from Miami to New York on Sunday evening, when about midway through the three-hour flight she got up from her seat, followed a flight attendant to a crew area on the aircraft and began arguing.
Cheascia Campbell is pictured in court in Brooklyn Monday after being arraigned for allegedly attacking an American Airlines flight attendant
Campbell is said to have flown into a rage on a Miami to JFK flight after an American Airlines crew member failed to pick up her garbage
Chenasia Campbell, 28, is pictured outside Brooklyn Federal Court on Monday after she was charged with attacking an American Airlines flight attendant on May 2
Campbell, who covered her face after her court appearance,
A second flight attendant stepped in and tried to separate the two women, at which point Campbell, who previously worked for the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, accused the AA crew member of pushing her.
‘[Campbell] then struck the victim with closed fists and pulled the victim’s hair,’ the document states.
Chenasia Campbell, 28, has been charged with interference with flight crew members and attendants for allegedly punching a flight attendant on an American Airlines flight
The passenger and the assaulted flight attendant then became separated, and Campbell made her way toward the bathroom, where she began arguing with another passenger, it is alleged.
Campbell then approached the second flight attendant in the crew area and began swearing at her and bragging that ‘cops aren’t going to do anything to me,’ according to a criminal complaint.
Next, Campbell punched the American Airlines employee, causing both of them to fall to the floor, police say.
The brawl only came to an end when she was restrained and cuffed by an off-duty NYPD officer who was also on board the jet.
She was handed over to the authorities after the flight landed at John F Kennedy International Airport in Queens on Sunday.
According to a criminal complaint obtained by DailyMail.com, Campbell was charged with interference with flight crew members and attendants, an offense is punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
‘At some point during the altercation, the defendant attempted to pull up or remove the victim’s dress,’ the complaint alleges.
The injured flight attendant asked the captain to land the plane, but her request was denied.
An off-duty officer with the NYPD who was on board the flight intervened and placed Campbell in hand restraints for the remainder of the flight.
When the plane landed at JFK, Campbell was taken into custody.
Campbell, 28, was arrested after landing at John F Kennedy International Airport, pictured, in New York City on Sunday night
The flight attendant suffered scrapes to her arm and cheek, bruises to the forehead and leg, swollen hands and a strained neck, but refused medical assistance.
Campbell appeared in federal court in Brooklyn on Monday and was ordered released on $15,000 bond.
A public defender representing Campbell told the court that his client is currently in a mental health treatment program, reported NBC New York.
A LinkedIn profile associated with Campbell reveals that she previously worked at the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities.