Passenger Faces Federal Charges For Biting Flight Attendants

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    A Delta passenger who put her fellow fliers through a hellish experience by getting drunk and attacking flight attendants with a flurry of bites, kicks, and punches will face her comeuppance before a jury after she was slapped with federal assault charges.

    Ires Alves Pereira, 40, was arraigned Wednesday on assault charges for a booze-fueled flight from Brazil to New York City’s Kennedy Airport on Monday that saw her get into a scuffle with the person sitting next to her, the New York Daily News reported.

    Periera, who enjoys dual American and Brazilian citizenship, allegedly smacked her neighbor in the face, leading to a belligerent fight that eventually had her and the unsuspecting passenger tussling in the aisle.

    That’s when flight attendants got involved and attempted to separate the duo. Instead of cooperating with their requests, though, a liquored-up Pereira turned the tables on them and began punching, kicking and biting.

    It was only after other passengers got involved that they were able to restrain the ferocious woman, who managed to break one of the Good Samaritans’ eyeglasses in the process. The three flight attendants who were drawn into the melee were taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

    Pereira was promptly arrested after the flight and held in custody until Wednesday, when she was released on a $100,000 bond. As part of her release, Pereira was ordered to undergo evaluation and treatment for alcohol use, seeing as no healthy drinker should be getting into fist fights in the sky.

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