Woman Hits Husband in Head With Laptop on Plane; He Refuses to Press Charges

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
July 25, 2019 Updated: July 25, 2019

The woman who was seen allegedly throwing a laptop at her boyfriend’s head was identified by local news outlets.

Tiffany McLemore assaulted her husband several times with a laptop computer on the plane, but he didn’t want to press charges, Florida-based Local10 reported on July 24.

The report said that the laptop also hit a flight attendant, although they were not seriously injured.

Kailey Goerlitz, a witness, told the station that she was several rows ahead on the plane, which was still at the Miami airport.

“She was yelling a lot of profanities,” Goerlitz said, adding that she was also hit in the face with the laptop after McLemore threw it.

“At first I thought it was entertaining, but when it escalated and I got hurt and the airline stewardess got hurt, then it wasn’t so funny anymore,” she said.

McLemore and her husband, who was not named, were removed from the flight, which departed for Los Angeles minutes later.

The husband was uncooperative and didn’t want to press charges against his wife, police told the news outlet.

“If there’s no statement, we are not able to move forward with the case,” a spokesman with Miami-Dade Police Department told the Miami Herald.

He was re-booked on another flight later in the day, Local10 reported.

American Airlines, the carrier, said it refused to re-book McLemore. It’s not clear where she went.

The flight attendant and passengers were also treated for minor injuries, the Miami Herald reported.

The couple was returning home from a trip in Quito, Ecuador.

“We thank the American crew who worked quickly to defuse the situation,” American Airlines said in a statement obtained by ABC News. “Their actions resulted in a safe environment for all of our passengers.”

Video Details

The woman appears to be screaming at the man for “looking at other women,” according to the profanity-laced video.

A flight attendant pleads with the woman to calm down, telling her there are children on board. “Yeah, I know,” she said, adding that she attempted to console them.

Another passenger is heard saying, “Just take her off the plane!”

The flight crew appears to try and separate the couple and remove them both.

Then, the woman grabbed her laptop and hit the man in the head. The woman is then informed that she will be charged with assault, to which she replies, “Fine, whatever.”

Woman Opens Emergency Exit in Another Incident

An international flight from Manchester, U.K., to Islamabad in Pakistan was delayed by seven hours after a passenger mistakenly opened the emergency exit thinking it was the toilet door.

The woman traveler opened the exit door in the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight on June 7 and the plane automatically deployed the emergency slide, reported The Independent in June.

Flight PK702 was ready to leave Manchester for Islamabad on time at 9:20 p.m. on Friday but the incident delayed the flight by seven hours.

The Independent reported that the seltbelt sign was on but despite that, the passenger decided to use the toilet. She walked to the rear of the aircraft and, instead of opening the toilet door, opened the L5 door on the left side.

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.