Every person has experienced some level stress when traveling – but a video of one woman destroying property in a Miami airport proves some handle it better than others.
Fellow travelers looked on in disbelief while the woman began grabbing every piece of equipment around her and destroying it – even striking a gate agent.
So what caused this woman to have a destructive meltdown and hurl a computer monitor at an American Airlines agent?
Her lost children.
Apparently, 25-year-old Camilia McMillie was talking with a gate agent when her minor children wandered off.
It was reported later that they had gone to the bathroom, but the mother became distraught when she couldn’t find them and demanded gate agents help her.
But instead of thinking with a clear and calm mind and working with staff to find her children– she began hurling every piece of equipment in sight – from yanking the boarding pass reader off the counter to even striking the gate agent with a computer monitor.
Officials claim she caused more than $10,000 in damages with her outburst.
Fox Business reported:
“While the subject was with the gate agent, her two minor children walked away without notice to use nearby restrooms,” police said in a statement. “Once the subject noticed the children were not with her, she became irate and began to scream, demanding the gate agent to find her children.”
Investigators said McMillie then “pulled the boarding pass reader off the wooden counter, damaging the equipment and countertop area” and “as she continued to scream, she then grabbed the computer monitor and threw it at the gate agent, striking her in the shoulder.”
Thankfully the gate agent was okay – although she suffered a bruised shoulder.
As for McMillie – she was arrested and faces charges of aggravated battery, criminal mischief, and disorderly conduct.
Losing a child is scary – and while it’s expected one would feel panicked – assaulting someone is never okay.
But in the travel world these days, violence and aggression seem to be the norm.
There are countless stories of passengers taking out their anger on flight staff – even hitting or punching them.
Even one airline pilot found himself in a brawl with a flight attendant that resulted in missing teeth!
And let’s not forget the story of two pilots actually fighting each other… mid-flight!
One thing is certain – the days of calm, cool, and collected travel are over.
If you haven’t yet seen the video of the assault – check it out below.
Do you think McMillie should have been arrested for her violent outburst?
Have you ever lost a child in public? If so, what did you do?
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