Man Racially Taunts, Slaps Baby On Flight

Posted on: 11:04 am, February 17, 2013, by , updated on: 11:01am, February 17, 2013


(FOX)–A man is accused of racially taunting then slapping a Minneapolis toddler on a recent Delta airlines flight. Rickey Hundley, 60, allegedly did it as he was seated next to Jessica Bennet and her 19-month-old son, Jonah, on a flight from Minneapolis to Atlanta.

The man initially complained Jonah was too big to sit in his mother’s lap, which caused Bennet to stand for nearly 90 minutes.   Hundley was reportedly drunk. He used a racial slur against the boy then slapped him near the eye, causing him to bleed and cry.

A criminal complaint has been filed in Georgia Federal court for simple assault. The FBI is also investigating.