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North Carolina Woman Is Put In Handcuffs After Finding Vomit In Seat

A Durham, North Carolina mother is rightfully making noise after a gross flight experience that resulted in her arrest.

According to ABC News, Rosetta Swinney was boarding a Frontier Airlines flight with her 14-year-old daughter when they found VOMIT in her daughter’s seat.

The flight was getting ready to take off from Las Vegas after already being delayed so the staff could “clean” the plane.

“She jumped up to say mom! My hands are wet. She smelled it. She says ‘this is vomit, mom,'” Swinney explained. “So we went to look. It was on the bag, all over her shirt, her hands.”

Gross, gross, GROSS.

Swinney said when she alerted the flight attendant, they gave her nothing but bad attitude.

“I don’t know if she got offensive about it. But she turned around to me and said, ‘that’s not my job.’ If it wasn’t her job. Why wasn’t it attend to?” Swinney said.

In a statement, Frontier Airlines said that “the flight attendants apologized and immediately invited the mother and her teenage daughter to move to either end of the plane so that the seat area could be cleaned.”

The statement continued, “the mother and daughter were…told that once boarding was complete they would be provided other seats if available.”

Swinney, however, said that this never happened. She said the flight attendant never tried to clean up the vomit and she didn’t reassign their seats.

A woman on Facebook who witnessed the interaction even posted a similar account, saying that the attendant argued that it wasn’ their job to clean up the mess.

Swinney said she confronted the flight attendant again and that’s when the cops were called to remove her and her daughter from the plane.

“I felt humiliated,” said Swinney. “I felt more bad that my child had to see me be handcuffed and taken away from her.”


Swinney said she spent 12 hours in jail while her kid was in child protective custody. After being released from jail, Swinney said she bought a $1,000 ticket back home through Delta. Obviously, she said she will never ride Frontier Airlines again.

The company refunded the cost of her original flight back home, but Swinney said this isn’t good enough. She’s hired a civil rights attorney to go against her misdemeanor trespassing charge. She’s set for a Las Vegas courtroom in June.


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