A passenger on an American Airlines flight to Charlotte will not go to jail after being charged with jumping on a drinks cart, shoving a flight attendant and attempting to undress, federal officials have said .
Adam Alexander Williams, 33, of Auburn, Wash., was sentenced to three years probation and ordered to pay $14,500 in restitution to American Airlines on Thursday, Oct. 20, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Montana announced in A press release.
Williams pleaded guilty to a charge of interfering with members and flight attendants in June, and he initially faced a maximum of 20 years in prison.
A lawyer for Williams did not immediately respond to McClatchy News’ request for comment on Thursday.
In January, Williams took a flight from Seattle to Charlotte, and her behavior “became erratic and escalated” once the plane was airborne, the statement said.
He randomly shouted “Where’s Jasmine Sanders?” before jumping over passengers in his row and landing on a serving beverage cart, the statement said.
When he got off the cart, he pushed a flight attendant into a seat and ran across the plane, the statement said.
Ten minutes after being taken back to his seat by an attendant, he began shouting profanity, the statement said, so he was placed by a group of Marines who were on the plane.
But he kept screaming and tried to undress, the statement said.
The plane was then diverted to Billings, Montana, for passenger safety, and it was returned, the statement said.
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