A woman, Que Maria Scott, 29, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after she allegedly attacked an airline employee at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Sunday. Scott was reportedly denied boarding at gate D2 of the Spirit Airlines flight due to her aggressive behavior. According to police reports, Scott threatened the gate agents and bystanders, saying that she would “beat a b—h up if she does not get on the plane.” After Scott was told she could not board the flight, she allegedly attacked Jasmine Rhoden, an airline manager, by swinging her arms and hitting her on the face. Scott then reportedly pulled Rhoden’s hair, causing both of them to fall to the ground.
The incident was caught on video and shared on Twitter, showing Scott punching and tackling Rhoden into a barrier as onlookers yelled at them to stop. The police report stated that four bystanders had to intervene to separate the two women. Rhoden told the police that she smelled alcohol on Scott, despite Scott claiming to be six months pregnant. The incident report also stated that Scott had put her boarding pass in her pocket before attacking Rhoden. Scott was later held by a Homeland Security officer until the police arrived at the scene.
Scott was taken into custody and booked into Clayton County Jail on a $1,500 bond. She has also been placed on the “no-fly” list. According to witnesses, Scott had claimed to be pregnant, but at least one did not believe her. The airline, Spirit Airlines, has not released a statement regarding the incident.