Unruly Passenger Who Kissed, Punched Flight Attendant Identified As Daniela Velez-Reyes

An unruly passenger who allegedly kissed a flight attendant before punching her in the face has been identified.

According to ABC News, an American Airlines flight to Chicago had to make an emergency landing on Monday, September 14, because of an unruly passenger, who has now been identified as Daniela Velez-Reyes.

American Airlines Flight 1284 had departed from Miami, headed to Chicago, but ended up landing in Indianapolis after Daniela, identified by the Indianapolis Airport Authority, became unruly on the flight.

According to several eye witnesses, Daniela had been acting very disoriented throughout the entire flight, kicking the seats of her fellow passengers and causing a scene.

“She was disoriented through the entire flight, not being able to find her seat, walking back and forth,” said Marian Frendt, a passenger on AA1284, according to ABC7 Chicago. “And when she came to the back, she was sweating profusely.”

“You could hear someone screaming expletives in the back repeatedly,” passenger Jim Saviano said.

“Then she started kicking the seat of the passenger in front of her, and he apparently turned around to complain,” Frendt added. “And she hit him.”