Passenger Accused of Slapping Ticket Agent

A Spirit Airlines passenger, Tearaney Burroughs, faces assault charges after having an disagreement with a ticket agent. The argument escalated after she was turned away from the gate at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport for being “too intoxicated” to board her flight. The incident occurred on 11 May.

Burroughs was arrested after she allegedly slapped the Spirit Airlines employee in the face. Bodycam footage shows the officer saying, “I got a witness and I got a victim who said you put your hands in the lady’s face.” The officers responded to a report that a passenger was trying to push her way through the gate and onto the jetway. She was booked on a simple assault charge.