Passenger Accused of Vaping, Flashing Breasts and Assaulting Flight Attendant
Hawaii native Kristin Sharp could potentially face federal charges following a tumultuous flight from Las Vegas to Honolulu last week.
Hawaii News Now reported the 34-year-old realtor has been accused of smoking an e-cigarette, flashing her breasts and throwing a half-full soda can at a flight attendant during an Allegiant Air flight Sept. 24.
However, Sharp and witnesses aboard the flight tell two different stories.
While Sharp admitted to vaping when she first boarded the flight, she denied smoking at any other point and claimed that she was trying to throw the soda can into a trashcan when it hit the flight attendant, who Sharp blamed for the altercation.
"So I'm apologizing that it did happen, but it did not need to get carried to the level that it did," she told News Now. "I think he had a bad day and was taking it out on me with a bad attitude."
But witnesses, who described Sharp as being "drunk and belligerent," said she continued to vape in her seat and in the restroom after originally being confronted by the flight attendant.
Witnesses also said Sharp exposed herself and swore at the flight attendant prior to throwing the soda can.
Las Vegas-based Allegiant did not provide any additional details regarding the incident, but issued a statement in response via News Now:
"FAA regulations prohibit the use of e-cigarettes while on board an aircraft, and also require that all passengers comply with crew member instructions to ensure the safety of all on board."
The FBI is currently interviewing passengers and crew members to determine whether charges should be brought against Sharp.
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