March 8th, 2012
A woman was jailed for 10 hours after painting her nails on a Southwest Airlines flight.
Jeanie Daniels was on her way from Los Angeles to Houston, Texas to visit her boyfriend when a flight attendant took offence to the smell of the varnish and asked her to put it away, Daily Mail reports.
"I said, 'OK, I'm sorry, I apologize,' and I put it away," Daniels told the Houston TV station, Channel 13. "Then about 20 minutes into the flight, I discovered I only had two nails left to paint and if I went to the bathroom and did it, it wouldn't offend anyone."
However, when she left the cubicle another flight attendant confronted her and began arguing.
"She was getting so loud, while I was sitting in my seat, and I was just like, 'Will you stop!' And I was loud when I said, 'Stop b*tching at me,' because she wouldn't end the conversation," Daniels said.
When flight 1536 touched down in Houston two police officers were waiting for Daniels who proceeded to handcuff her and take her in for questioning. They also interviewed the flight attendant as well as a witness, and Daniels was charged with using "abusive profane language."
"The customer in question was taken into custody upon arrival in Houston for behavior she displayed while onboard a flight," Southwest Airlines spokeswoman Christi McNeill told msnbc.com. "The airport police became involved because of the passenger's behavior and a verbal altercation with a Southwest Airlines crew member."