Delta Passenger Arrested For Calling Flight Attendant Homophobic Slurs
A first-class Delta passenger was arrested for using a homophobic slur against a flight attendant who refused to serve him more alcohol.
Christopher Alexander Morgan, who was flying back to his home in Phoenix from Atlanta aboard Flight 2908 on April 22, allegedly threw various objects at the flight attendant. Morgan also had erratic behavior with other flight attendants before the plane took off.
“He reclined his (1D) seat all the way back and refused to put on his seatbelt,” according to an FBI affidavit.
The affidavit also stated that Morgan was “uncooperative and would not comply with (flight attendants) instructions” when he was asked to bring his seat back to the upright position for takeoff.
Once the plane was in the air, he then ordered an alcoholic drink but was angered when a flight attendant, cited as “H.D.,” offered him a non-alcoholic beverage when he ordered another one.
“According to H.D., Morgan then got out of his seat, grabbed the telephone from H.D., and hit H.D. in the chest with the telephone,” the affidavit continues. “Passenger R.O. reported that he heard Morgan call H.D. a ‘f-g’ and that he observed Morgan take the airplane phone from H.D. and throw it at him.”
The FBI arrested Morgan on landing at Sky Harbor Airport and said to have readily confessed to being a homophobe. He was charged with interference with flight crew members or attendants, a felony that carries up to 20 years behind bars.
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