(TMZ) — To recline or not recline? To punch or not to punch? Two super pissed off American Airlines passengers have everyone asking those questions, and ultimately … the FBI might have to get involved.
A woman named Wendi Williams, of all things, recorded this video of the guy sitting behind her on a Jan. 31 AA flight from New Orleans to Charlotte. She posted it last week, but now it’s gone viral because you see the guy repeatedly punching her seat.
As for WHY wannabe-Tyson was treating Wendi’s seat like a speed bag — she says it’s because she had the nerve to recline. We think it’s relevant that his last row seat could not recline.
At one point in the video he leaned forward and said something to Wendi that sounded like, “This is a turbulent flight.” It’s hard to make out over the jet engines, but whatever he said he was clearly jabbing, verbally this time, at Wendi.
Wendi says things got even more annoying when she reported him to a flight attendant … who she claims “rolled her eyes,” told Wendi to stop recording video, and gave Ali Jr. some rum for his troubles.
Wendi says she’s escalating matters by pressing charges with the FBI against the “man who mistook me for a punching bag.” She says American apologized, but hasn’t accepted responsibility for the flight attendant fueling up Mayweather-in-training with booze.
After much consideration, and exhausting every opportunity for American Airlines 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!
I was contacted via phone. They apologized but really didn’t accept any responsibility for the flight attendant’s actions. I will be calling the FBI to press charges against the “man” who mistook me for a punching bag. Anyone who doesn’t like it, I don’t care!
BTW, Wendi also claims she’s had to get x-rays, has headaches and lost time from work since going 12 rounds with her fellow passenger.
A rep for American Airlines tells TMZ, “We are aware of a customer dispute that transpired … The safety and comfort of our customers and team members is our top priority, and our team is looking into the issue.”
White House Gift Shop Selling Coronavirus Commemorative Coins
WASHINGTON, DC (TMZ) — The White House Gift Shop is hawking some odd memorabilia … a coronavirus commemorative coin no one asked for.
The COVID-19 coin features the names of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence … and it depicts an empty presidential podium on one side, and a graphic of the novel coronavirus above the world on the other side.
The coin also shouts out the rest of the COVID-19 task force … with smaller printed names for Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams, Dr. Deborah Birx and Dr. Anthony Fauci.
The collector’s item is emblazoned with tons of slogans … including “Together We FOUGHT The UNSEEN Enemy,” “Everday HEROES Suited Up,” and “Everyday CITIZENS Did Their Part.”
The White House Gift Shop is already taking pre-orders for the coin … and the price is slashed from $125 down to $100. The store, which is privately run and only loosely related to the actual White House, claims proceeds will be donated to hospitals.
The COVID-19 coin is the 11th in the gift shop’s “Historic Moments” collection, which also commemorates Trump’s meetings with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
So, at least the coronavirus coin is in … good company.
Men’s Store in WeHo Features Mannequins with Face Coverings
WEST HOLLYWOOD (TMZ) — Masks … so hot right now, so make sure you get one that makes ya look good out there in the middle of a global pandemic.
That’s what a trendy menswear store in West Hollywood seems to be suggesting with its display of mannequin men sporting face coverings in the front window of the shop.
Check it out … all the plastic models at Klein Epstein & Parker are wearing fashionable face masks that appear to have been made out of stylish pocket squares or a similar material.
So, it begs the question … is this the next new accessory, whether it’s required where you live or not?
As we reported … cities in California, New York, Maryland and others are now requiring citizens to wear masks or face coverings out in public at essential businesses.
This might seem like another fashion fad, but fact is, until there’s a vaccine … the novel coronavirus is here to stay. That means stylish face coverings will be too.
Topless, Pissed Off Woman Smashes Plates at Denny’s Until Cops Arrive
FLORIDA (TMZ) — No mooning over Miami — this half-naked woman was topless — but she did serve up her own version of a Grand Slam … destroying at least 100 plates in a SoCal Denny’s.
The topless woman was caught on video Thursday around 11:20 AM grabbing plates from a large stack in the seating area of the Hawthorne, CA restaurant … and smashing the hell out of them.
Her rampage went on for at least a couple minutes as patrons and employees yelled for her to stop. Her only reply was, “Shut the f*** up, man” — and then quickly back to the bang-up work at hand.
Police showed up while she was still in the middle of her plate-chucking riot, and eventually controlled the situation and detained the woman.
Cops tell us they’d gotten a call about a woman at a bus stop taking her clothes off, and arguing with people before making her way into the Denny’s.
We’re told she was detained and will undergo a mental evaluation — cops believe she was under the influence of something.
BTW, the Denny’s is closed for regular dining due to the coronavirus, but still open for online order pickups — which, luckily, don’t require plates.
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