With more than 20,000 canceled flights, it’s been a frustrating start to the year. On Tuesday at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, a woman was arrested for beating a United Airlines employee.
The incident occurred when Shelby Henderson Griffiths, 22, allegedly attacked ticket agent Teresa Rodriguez. Griffiths first demanded help. But when she didn’t get her way, she was seen kicking Rodriguez in the legs and stomach. Meanwhile, Rodriguez was lying helpless on the ground during the attack.
Eventually, two male passengers intervened to break up the alleged assault. Griffiths has been taken into police custody on a battery charge. She is currently being held on a $5,000 bond.
According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, the attack appeared unprovoked.
Rodriguez suffered bruising on her body and swelling to her face and head.