First-class passenger faces 20 years for ‘homophobic attack’ on attendant who refused to serve him more alcohol
Christopher Alexander Morgan, flying in the first class section of a Delta flight to Phoenix, was reportedly upset after a flight attendant refused his request for additional alcoholic beverages.
Morgan allegedly tried to change the attendant’s mind by calling him “f*g” and “queer.” He also allegedly threw a cup of ice cream at a crew member and hit a passenger with an intercom handset.
Despite his best efforts, Mr Morgan did not get the drink he wanted, but was arrested for interfering with flight crew members, a crime punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
Since The daily beast:
The crash began before the plane even left the ground, when Morgan, who was sitting in seat 1D, “tilted his seat all the way back and refused to put on his seatbelt,” according to the affidavit.
Two flight attendants told Morgan he needed to get his backrest upright for takeoff, but he refused, becoming “uncooperative and not complying with their instructions,” according to the affidavit.
Once the plane was airborne, Morgan ordered and was served an alcoholic drink. When he ordered a second, the flight attendant, who is only identified in the complaint as “HD”, offered him a soft drink instead, which “irritated Morgan”, indicates the folder.
“Morgan called HD the f-word and a ‘faggot’ and threw a glass of ice at HD,” the affidavit continues. “When the RO passenger, who was sitting in seat 2G, said something to Morgan to defuse Morgan’s aggression, Morgan got angry at the RO passenger and held the glass he was holding in front of the face of RO.”
According to Daily mail“Morgan denied all allegations of assault and said he never touched the aircraft’s intercom.”