Thursday, February 19, 2015

Kicking, screaming Delta passenger arrested at LAX, police say

LA. airport police said they detained a kicking, screaming Delta Airlines passenger on Wednesday, a woman who allegedly assaulted  flight crew members -- and then a police officer.
LA. airport police said they detained a kicking, screaming Delta Airlines passenger on Wednesday, a woman who allegedly...

Lisa Piasecki, 32, was arrested Wednesday night after she assaulted crew members during a Delta Flight 17 from Atlanta to Los Angeles, Los Angeles airport police said.

Piasecki was on board when she became "belligerent" toward the airline crew, Los Angeles airport police said. She was intoxicated, they added.

Flight crew members restrained her for about 45 minutes before landing at Los Angeles International Airport, an airline spokesman said.

Airport police and FBI investigators responded about 8:10 p.m. to Terminal 6 and detained Piasecki of Irwin, N.C., who police said was kicking and screaming. During the confrontation, police said she assaulted an officer.

She was taken into custody on suspicion of the battery on a police officer and being drunk in public.