Accused of Sex Act on a Plane, Passenger Offers Different Story
Male passenger says woman fell asleep on his lap, wasn't performing oral sex; witnesses disagree
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 7, 2017 11:48 AM CST
A Delta plane arrives at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport.   (AP Photo/Branden Camp)

(Newser) – A male passenger aboard a Detroit-bound Delta flight claimed a woman "had fallen asleep in his lap" after those seated nearby complained that she'd actually been performing oral sex, according to a police report. The pair, strangers who'd booked seats in separate rows on the Oct. 29 flight, had used a single blanket in an attempt to hide the sex act in Row 26 while a man apparently slept beside them, per a police report cited in the Detroit Free Press. Others nearby were conscious of what was happening and complained. The 28-year-old man and 48-year-old woman were removed from the plane when it landed in Detroit.

The woman—described as "highly intoxicated" with eyes that were "bloodshot and red"—didn't go quietly, however. The report notes she was "continuously disruptive" and "yelled and screamed" throughout her exit. She was later found to have a blood-alcohol content of 0.11, per the Detroit News. The man—who had a BAC of 0.06—later told an officer that the woman had been taking a nap. And while he admitted he'd "grabbed her breasts on the outside of her clothes," he said they didn't have intercourse, per the report. A witness contradicts that, describing how the woman sat up when addressed, while the man "tried to apologize."

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