Morality transcends time and space, but it’s 2019 for crying out loud. Was a pervert expecting words of affirmation when he groped a woman sitting with her daughter on an American Airlines flight to Salt Lake City?
The incident occurred on an American Airlines flight, AA807, from Charlotte (CLT) to Salt Lake (SLC). Surprise, surprise: alcohol played a roll.
James Clayton Cholewinski-Boy, 32, now faces a charge of public intoxication and abusive sexual conduct after the following occurred:
- He sat down next to a woman and her daughter
- Not long after takeoff, he touched the woman’s arm
- She pushed him away
- Moments later, he grabbed her in the crotch
- She pushed him away and loudly told him to stop
- He threw up his hands and loudly said “sorry”
- Flight attendants were notified and the woman and her daughter were moved to other seats
- American opted to divert the flight to Tulsa, Oklahoma where he was arrested
Cholewinski-Boy was booked but released the following day after promising to appear at his upcoming court date.
American Airlines said:
The quick actions of our crew ensured the safety and wellbeing of our customers on the flight.
I bring up these stories over and over again because I find them to be 1.) newsworthy in their disgusting disregard for human dignity and 2.) all share a common theme. That theme that weaves each story together is alcohol. No, dear reader, I am not going to get up on my soapbox and condemn alcohol in a blanket fashion. But just this week I sat down next to a seatmate who had a few too many and took advantage of his inebriated state to slur words and go on tirade about the impeachment of President Trump. When will people ever learn? Hopefully these sorts of stories will serve as a reminder to anyone who wishes to drink and fly that self-control is a cardinal virtue.