Somehow I missed this over the Christmas holiday, but a boisterous passenger really made a scene on a Delta flight only to be schooled by another passenger. That led to assault and the police meeting the aircraft. All ostensibly because a lady without a mask screamed at a man without a mask to put his mask on…
“Karen, You’re Going To Jail!” Yells Man After Woman Punches Him On Delta Flight
The incident occurred onboard a Delta Air Lines flight from Tampa (TPA) to Atlanta (ATL) last Thursday. Apparently, the young woman in the center of the video below was “acting belligerent with an older flight attendant” (according to a now-deleted Instagram video).
Eventually, another passenger got fed up and yelled at the woman, calling her a “Karen” and telling her to sit down (the video calls her a “drunk Karen” though the video offers no proof this was an alcohol-fueled incident).
The woman yells at the man to put his mask on…but she herself was not wearing a mask. A flight attendant tells both of them to put on a mask, but the man claims he is eating and drinking.
She cursed him out, he cursed her back, she punched him in the face, and he yelled, “You’re going to jail. That’s assault!”
The video then shows a police car meeting the aircraft with further commentary from a passenger onboard:
“She went crazy on the airplane. Punched his man in the face. Spit him. Scratched him. Poured hot water on my leg.”
The now-deleted caption on Instagram read:
“Her screaming about his mask really wasn’t the issue she was just yelling.. she spit in his face then the crew. Tried to push her back with the cart.
…She punched him a few times and he was actually bleeding. Pretty sure she was highly intoxicated.”
Do note the video is not safe for work…
Perhaps drunkenness is an inevitable explanation for a woman without a mask yelling at a man to put his mask on, but what a sight. How pathetic. And I cannot help but to think the old man was somehow enjoying the hijinks.
(H/T: View From The Wing)