A Southwest Flight was diverted to Albuquerque after a man was accused of playing an unwanted game of footsie with a fellow passenger.
According to a criminal complaint, Justin Riley Brafford also touched the woman sitting next to him on the leg and tugged on her sweater while whispering profanities in her ear.
A flight attendant granted the woman’s request to change seats and then confronted Brafford.
Authorities say that’s when he yelled at the crew and the pilot diverted the Los Angeles to Dallas flight to the Sunport.
Brafford is charged with simple assault.