A UK businessman attacked two flight attendants after he was denied a vegetarian dinner.
Robert David Croizat pinned one flight attendant against the cockpit door and pushed another after discovering that vegetarian meals were only served in first class.
Croizat was arrested and pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault at miami Federal Court on September 3.
The second allegation of interference with the crew was dropped.
During the flight from Barbados When he arrived in Miami, Croizat called a staff member ****y after he was informed that vegetarian meals were not served in his cabin.
He claimed the flight attendant was rude to him and “expressed displeasure that only vegetarian meal options were available in first class”, court documents obtained by the New York Post showed.
Two flight attendants came to help and Croizat admitted he had two drinks and was “aggressive, demanding, and loudly ordered the flight attendants to ‘bring the captain out'”.
impatient vegetarian got up and pushed a flight attendant twice before entering the cockpit, where he pressed another flight attendant against the door.
The criminal complaint filed with the court said Croizat was asked to sit down but “refused to comply and pushed [the second flight attendant] FA 2, quickly pin her to the cockpit door.”
Another passenger then forced the businessman back into his seat.
The crew then placed a trolley between the cabin and the cockpit to prevent the man from reaching the door.
The court documents said: “The captain called air traffic control to report an incident during the flight, which informed air traffic control that there had been an attempt to breach the cockpit.”
Croizat went to Miami, Floridato spend five days with her son.
Before going to court, the angry businessman demanded to be returned home, complaining that it was too expensive to rent Airbnbs in Miami.
His request was denied.
Croizat’s defense attorney, Barry Wax, told the Daily Beast that Croizat’s behavior sounded more extreme than it actually was.
American Airlines was reached for comment.