What a creep! They would need the air Marshall to restrain me.... As I fumingly reported this story to a colleague, he convivially retorted... "I would have made out with the guy," .......Have you met Katie?
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The charge is abusive sexual contact against an air traveler accused of groping a female passenger on a flight from Washington to Seattle Sunday.
Air marshals on the United flight intervened and the pilot diverted the jet to Pittsburgh.
A witness says 46-year-old Michael Holland had been chatting with the 39-year-old woman and, when she dozed off, began stroking her hair. According to a federal affidavit, he then suddenly started groping her. As she tried to get away, flight attendants summoned the air marshals, who handcuffed him and took him to an empty seat until the plane landed.
The marshals say he did not appear to be drunk.
Holland was held overnight in Pittsburgh before being released on bond, with a court date next week. The charge carries a maximum penalty of a year in jail and a thousand-dollar fine.
The woman says she's "still in a bit of shock."