When a person thinks of dangerous jobs, airline ticket agent usually isn’t at the top of the list. However, when one is left to service irate passengers like 22-year-old Shelby Henderson Griffiths, that may be reconsidered.
According to the New York Daily News, Shelby was arrested at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport for brutally assaulting Teresa Rodriguez, a United Airlines ticket agent who was trying to assist her. It’s unclear how the altercation escalated; however, witnesses say that Shelby behaved very rudely and demanded that Teresa help her with an issue. Within minutes, things became physical.
“At the time the suspect began kicking the victim in the stomach and legs as the victim laid helpless on the floor,” read the complain affidavit.
According to NBC Miami, Rodriguez tried her best to shield herself from the senseless attack by covering her face; however, witnesses say that Shelby grabbed her by the hair and pulled her to the floor. Two men who were standing behind Shelby eventually pulled her off of Rodriguez and wrestled her to the ground until help arrived on the scene. She was later taken into police custody and charged with battery. She is being held on $5,000 bond.
The victim walked away with several bruises to her face, head, stomach and legs.