A Miami man pleaded guilty to assaulting a flight attendant and interfering with a flight crew on a United Airlines flight from Miami to the Washington, D.C. area this fall.
Cherruy Loghan Sevilla, 24, was on UA Flight 2116 flying out of Miami International Airport on Oct. 4 when he “began to exhibit disruptive and erratic behavior” about an hour into the flight, according to a Department of Justice news release.
He wandered the plane, running up and down the aisle while yelling obscenities and clapping loudly near the cockpit, the agency said.
He refused to remain seated and laid on the floor in the plane’s aisle, preventing a flight attendant from walking up the aisle to her jump seat to prepare for landing. Sevilla jumped up and lunged at her, grabbing and twisting her right breast, the DOJ said.
When a passenger, another flight attendant and an onboard law enforcement officer tried to pull him off her, Sevilla resisted. During the struggle, he twisted the arm of the second flight attendant, according to the DOJ.
After the plane landed in Virginia, he told FBI agents that he took mushrooms before the flight, Patch previously reported.
Sevilla faces up to 20 years in prison when sentenced on April 21.