Airborne Groping Of Flight Attendant Lands Man Behind Bars

A passenger who was flying from London to New York is facing a federal criminal charge after he allegedly placed his hand up the skirt of a flight attendant and “grabbed her genital area” and “began to run his fingers back and forth,” according to an FBI agent.

The incident, which occurred Thursday on a British Airways flight bound for John F. Kennedy International Airport, resulted in the arrest of Iurii Chumak, 53.

In a misdemeanor criminal complaint excerpted here, FBI Agent Thais Canin reported that the flight attendant has just provided coffee to Chumak when she turned away from him to serve other passengers across the aisle in row 42. As she “bent over slighty” to pour coffee, Chumak allegedly groped her.

A second flight attendant, Canin added, saw Chumak “grab the first flight attendant’s genital area” and immediately approached the passenger and placed him in restraints. The second attendant told the FBI that a male passenger had previously complained that Chumak--drinking from a bottle of Dewar’s--had “bothered and verbally abused” his wife.

When questioned by federal agents after the plane arrived in New York, Chumak said he “was drinking on the airplane, fell asleep, and woke up in restraints.” Chumak appeared Saturday in U.S. District Court for arraignment, and was ordered held on an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer.

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You did. Sorry Buzz
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The dude must have been disoriented and thought he was in practically any crowded subway train on the Asian continent...it's a fairly common occurrence there, according to my female friends there.
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The only thing good about this story is that the flight attendant was a feminist.
At first, Rita the lovely flight attendant, was shocked when she felt his hand up her skirt. She was about ready to scream or slap him or something, when she felt a warm glow that flowed over her whole body. She was vibrating as she felt his fingers rubbing her camel toe back and forth. She was getting really juicy and realized she didn't want it to stop. So what if she had a wonderful marriage of twenty years. This just felt too good to not enjoy it. She turned to the man and said......................
Could you please stow that hard carry-on under my seat?
Excuse me sir? We seem to be experiencing a little bit of turbulence. Do you mind if I check your seat belt? Rita leaned over to help the man adjust his seat belt and was pleasantly surprised that he was indeed beginning to enjoy his flight adventure. Rita couldn't resist. She let her hand reach down and softly brush against his hard carry-on package. The male passenger looked and her and gave that devilish grin. Take-off had begun. At that moment..........
The flowing blond wig gently fell from Rita's bald head, and when Rita looked up, the exhausted passenger saw that it was really Rush Limbaugh in drag....