Man slaps crying baby, utters racial slur on Delta flight
(CNN) — An Idaho man has been charged with assaulting a minor after he allegedly uttered a racial slur and slapped a 2-year-old boy who cried on a Delta plane as it began the final descent into Atlanta, court papers show.
Reached by phone Friday, Joe Rickey Hundley of Hayden, Idaho, declined to comment to CNN and referred inquiries to his attorney. The attorney couldn’t be immediately reached for comment Friday.
The attorney was too busy trying to figure out which grit sandpaper would be best for polishing this turd, apparently. Now, I've been booked into the "squalling baby section" before, and on a long flight it can wear on your nerves. But for the love of G-d, you don't call a two year old a name, and you most decidedly do not lay a hand on someone else's kid. I've got to hand that child's mother mad props for not ripping the dude's arm off and beating him with the wet end.
I am absolutely certain I would not have had that much restraint.
He's looking at a good year in jail, and has been suspended from his job over this. I think that's a good start. If he was traveling on business he's on the clock, and I suspect that his employer might take a dim view of assault and battery on a two year old from one of their employees. I'd also be thinking about re-evaluating the wisdom of having such an unstable person in my employ - this is not his first time getting arrested for assault.
The slur is annoying, but speaks volumes about his character and little else. It's the actual, getting physical, laying-on-of-hands that I'm aghast over. To think that this nutball thought it acceptable to actually slap someone's two year old child - at the end of a flight, no less - makes me wonder how someone could actually reach an advanced age (he looks to be in his 50s or 60s) without stepping off a curb in front of a bus or some other dumbass move. He's pretty conclusively proven he doesn't have an ounce of common sense.
What worries me is what will happen when he hits the child of someone who thinks like me and he gets his ass beaten into the ground - I only hope that the parent who gives him the righteous beating he so richly deserves remembers to stretch first so they don't suffer any muscle injury...
That is all.