The report, obtained by the Detroit Free Press, details how the "highly intoxicated" woman attempted to perform oral sex on a man in row 26. For a while the two tried to hide their activity with a blanket, but they eventually pulled it off.
Once the plane landed at Detroit Metro, the randy passengers were handcuffed and issued citations from the FBI for lewd and lascivious behavior and for disorderly conduct. The man told the police officer that the woman "had fallen asleep in his lap but that they did not have intercourse." He also said that he "grabbed her breasts on the outside of her clothes." The officer also spoke with the woman, whose eyes "were bloodshot and red."
The woman was apparently not very cooperative with police. She "yelled and screamed" and was "continuously disruptive" after being escorted to an airport jail cell.
The 46-year-old California woman and the 28-year-old man had met on the Delta Air Lines flight. The unidentified woman's assigned seat was not in the man's row, but she moved her seat to sit next to him. There was another passenger sitting next to the couple, but he was asleep throughout the event.
In a witness statement, one passenger wrote, "I felt bad for the guy beside them, but I guess he was sleeping."
Another witness said that she "went to the row and witnessed the lady in the man's lap performing fellatio… they had a blanket partially covering the 'act.' "
The passengers were allowed to retrieve their luggage, but Delta refused to allow the woman to fly with them for her next flight. She booked a flight with another airline the next day.
According to legal expert Peter Henning, "It's certainly distasteful, but it was not disruptive or interfering with the operation of the plane… The embarrassment is probably the biggest punishment they can receive."