Border passenger taped after assaulting flight attendants sentenced to prison | WDVM25 and DCW50
(The hill) – A Frontier Airlines passenger was sentenced to 60 days in jail after he allegedly punched a flight attendant and groped two others during a flight in July, multiple news outlets reported.
Maxwell Berry, 23, an Ohio resident, had already consumed several alcoholic beverages when he inappropriately touched a flight attendant’s back with his cup, according to a police report. Authorities said that in at least two cases, two flight attendants were groped by Berry, according to the New York Times.
A male attendant watching him was also punched in the face.
Footage of Berry taped to his seat by a crew member went viral on social media after the incident.
Jordan Galarza, a flight attendant who had been rammed by Berry, says WPLG“He made an enemy of everyone on that flight.”
“People on that plane saw justice happen – more than we saw today,” he said, later adding, “I think this is a disgusting miscarriage of justice, in my opinion.”
Berry must surrender to authorities by August 1, according to WPLG.
Jason Kreiss, a lawyer for Berry, told The Hill in a statement that they respect the court’s judgment but believe his 60-day sentence is unnecessary.
“It’s hard to look past the facts in this case in light of all the recent flight disruptions, but it was truly an aberration in Max’s life. He’s a very good boy from a great family , who was punished for his worst day,” Kreiss said.
“While we do not believe 60 days was necessary based on Max’s significant self-reform and other mitigating factors, we respect the judgment of the Court,” he added.