Guy Slaps Crying Baby on Plane, Loses Job
Joe Hundley charged with simple assault
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 18, 2013 10:19 AM CST
A Delta Airlines plane flies into Portland International Airport in Portland, Ore., Monday, July 20, 2009.   (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

(Newser) – One way to lose your aerospace job: Slap a baby on a plane. That's what 60-year-old Joe Rickey Hundley allegedly did on a Feb. 8 flight to Atlanta, and last night AGC Aerospace and Defense, Composites Group, confirmed Hundley is no longer employed there, the AP reports. The little boy's mother, Jessica Bennett, says Hundley got upset when her son, Jonah, started crying on descent due to the altitude change and "told her to shut that [n-word] baby up," according to an FBI statement. Bennett says Hundley then slapped Jonah's face, scratching him below his right eye.

Hundley "reeked of alcohol," Bennett told KARE-11. "He was belligerent, and I was uncomfortable." She says he also repeated the racial slur to her, and got in "my face, so I pushed him away." Hundley, who had been president of AGC's Unitech Composites and Structures unit, was charged with simple assault in federal court last week and faces up to a year in jail. His lawyer says he plans to plead not guilty. Bennett says Jonah has become "apprehensive to strangers" since the incident, the AP adds.

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Feb 19, 2013 11:00 AM CST
There must be something pretty special about Black people that White people hate them so much even to hit a little defenseless baby. My dad thinks that those type of white people are animals and come from the bottom of the ocean. I don't. I just think that they behave like animals because they are missing a few screws. I mean greed has screwed up their minds. Since Slavery whites have been lazy refusing to work...treating human beings like animals and are still mad because they can't continue this. Since that time, they raped, murdered all for what money, laziness and greed. Those type of White people are a disgrace to the human race and will have their day in hell. Be thankful for what you have and stop hating on Blacks. God made them special, don't have to tan is that the reason? Get a life haters!
Feb 19, 2013 10:54 AM CST
I thank God that I wasn't on the plane when this happened. I just thank God! But one thing that I am also thankful for is that God says that "vengeance is mine sayth the Lord" One day all of these evil hate filled people will have their day in hell. I can't understand for the life of me why White people are so jealous of Black people. But every day the truth is coming out about the sickness that exist in many of their minds. I can't say that it's a skin disease because all White people aren't that way, but evil folks like this old man with one foot in the grave has some sort of mental deficiency..I don't want that sickness ever!
Feb 19, 2013 10:04 AM CST
Let me put this is prospective!! this is to all of you who think slapping a baby is ok, it doesn’t matter white or black or any baby no matter the race, slapping an infant is not right. You guys are going straight to hell and I will open the door and send you there….What is this world is coming to when slapping a baby is ok in any circumstance. I am sure you guys who agree with this asshole flew with annoying passengers in the pass and you never once try to slap a grown person for being annoying but you guys make this cowed remarks on here because no one know who you are. This guy should go to directly to jail and a civil law suit should take him to the cleaners. Make an example out of him so people like you guys would think twice on committing a crime against defenseless babies. This is America people where is our morals gone. We use to be the best country in the world I know we have a ass hole of a president but stop the madness and make good judgment. Honestly I think all the prescription medicine we are taking is driving us crazy.