Wendi Williams from Virginia Beach, Virginia was recently flying from New Orleans to Charlotte, North Carolina on an American Eagle flight. Williams says the guy behind her wouldn’t stop punching her seat.
She even took a video of him doing it and posted it on Twitter. It’s not super aggressive punching, but he does repeatedly jolt her seat. She claims the hard-punching stopped once she began videoing.
@BravoAndy Here’s a great jackhole! He was angry that I reclined my seat and punched it about 9 times – HARD, at which point I began videoing him, and he resigned to this behavior. The other jackhole is the @AmericanAir flight attendant who reprimanded me and offered him rum! pic.twitter.com/dHeUysrKTu
— wendi (@steelersfanOG) February 9, 2020
The online reactions are split. On one hand, it does look like it would’ve been awful to sit though the guy punching her seat over and over. And she says the flight attendant wouldn’t intervene, even getting hostile with her about it.
After much consideration, and exhausting every opportunity for #AmericanAirlines to do the right thing, I’ve decided to share my assault, from the passenger behind me, and the further threats, from an American Airline flight attendant. She offered him a complimentary cocktail!
— wendi (@steelersfanOG) February 8, 2020
On the other hand, the guy is in the last row, in a seat that doesn’t recline. And when Wendi reclined her seat, despite him asking her not to, it gave him very little space. Plus, some people think it was too much to post the video of it on Twitter.
Wendi says American Eagle hasn’t responded to her complaints and no one would’ve believed her without the video. She says she’s missed time at work from her injuries and she’s planning to report the, quote, “assault” to the FBI.