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A Colorado man, Michael Allen Haag, of Boulder, Co. was arrested Thursday night after his plane, Frontier Airlines flight 9864, landed in Charleston, South Carolina. The man is facing federal charges after he allegedly harassed a female airline passenger and then urinated on the seat in front of him. He has been charged with a felony count of interfering with a flight crew and a misdemeanor charge of indecent exposure, a spokesperson for the Charleston Post & Courier. said Thursday evening. An FBI affidavit obtained by The Smoking Gun states that Haag was drinking double vodka and tonics during the flight.
Haag allegedly told a woman sitting next to him he was going to meet up with an old girlfriend in South Carolina and was “physically excited She said Haag had asked her lots of personal questions and kept staring at her chest and legs, the woman told authorities. When Haag allegedly started touching a woman seated on the other side of him, prompting her to yell “stop touching me” and summon a flight attendant. At some point, Haag was moved to a seat in the last row, which he had to shared with a third woman dentified as Emily by Denver station KDV. The station flight attendants told her she “might want to get up just in case he tries to touch you.” When Emily took out her phone to snap a picture of the man to show her girlfriends, he starts to urinate on the seat in front of him,” she said. “And I scream, he’s f***ing peeing. He’s peeing. Oh my god. And the flight attendant doesn’t even acknowledge him at first. Acknowledges me and says you need to calm down and stop cursing,” she told KDVR. Emily says the airline only offered to waive her bag fees and give her a $200 voucher, for all her troubles that day.
Frontier Airlines did not immediately respond to request for comment. Haag was booked Friday at the Charleston County jail but released on his own recognizance according to the Post & Courier. If convicted, he could spend 20 years behind bars.
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