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Woman charged after ‘hitting mom of kids kicking her seat on plane’

Spirit Airlines passenger, 29, is charged with assault for ‘repeatedly punching mom-of-two in the face because her kids, aged 3 and 7, were kicking her seat’

  • Daydrena Walker-Williams, 29, charged with felony assault and harassment stemming from attack on board Spirit Airlines flight on Sunday
  • Police say Walker-Williams admitted to punching Nataly Hernandez two to three times in the face with her face at Portland International Airport in Oregon 
  • Walker-Williams said she was upset because Hernandez would not tell her children, ages 3 and 7, to stop kicking her seat 
  • She also claimed Hernandez hit her on the shoulder, but police said no one witnessed that
  • Hernandez suffered a bleeding lip and lumps on her head from being hit  

Daydrena Walker-Williams, 29, has been charged with felony assault and harassment for allegedly punching Nataly Hernandez in the face on board a plane at Portland International Airport

A woman is facing felony charges after police say she punched a mother on a Spirit Airlines flight at Portland International Airport on Sunday because the victim’s children had kicked the back of her seat.

Daydrena Jaslin Walker-Williams, 29, pulled her luggage from an overhead bin and then struck passenger Nataly Hernandez two to three times with her fist, leaving the woman with a bleeding lip and lumps on her head, a probable-cause affidavit states.

Walker-Williams admitted to the beating, according to the complaint. She told police she was upset Hernandez’s children, ages three and seven, kicked the back of her seat.

According to Walker-Williams, when she told Hernandez ‘to tell her kids to stop it,’ the mom-of-two ignored her and later ‘hit her on the shoulder, reported The Oregonian/OregonLive.

During her interview with police, Walker-Williams said claimed she did not tell a flight attendant about being hit because her ‘first reaction was to fight,’ according to the affidavit. 

Walker-Williams told police she was upset because Hernandez would not tell her children, ages 3 and 7, to stop kicking her seat on board a Spirit Airlines flight on Sunday

Walker-Williams told police she was upset because Hernandez would not tell her children, ages 3 and 7, to stop kicking her seat on board a Spirit Airlines flight on Sunday

Police officers told Walker-Williams that other passengers on the plane saw her pummel Hernandez, but did not see Hernandez hit her on the shoulder. 

Walker-Williams’ reply according to the affidavit was, ‘You do what you got to do.’

The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office has charged Walker-Williams with felony assault and harassment.

She was released on bail just hours after her arrest.  

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