January 9, 2014 Florida (NYDailyNews) — Frustrated Florida flier Shelby Henderson Griffiths, 22, allegedly asked a ticket agent for help Tuesday at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport — only to throw Teresa Rodriguez to the floor and start kicking her.
A frustrated Florida flier violently smacked down a United Airlines ticket agent who tried to help her, authorities said.
Shelby Henderson Griffiths, 22, allegedly punched Teresa Rodriguez in the face, grabbed her hair and threw her to the floor at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Tuesday.
“At the time the suspect began kicking the victim in the stomach and legs as the victim laid helpless on the floor,” the complaint affidavit said.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office claims Griffiths demanded Rodriguez help her with a query — and when the agent tried, Griffiths launched into the sickening assault.
Rodriguez tried to shield herself from being smacked in the face, reports NBC Miami. Two men waiting behind Griffiths in line managed to wrestle her to the ground until authorities arrived.
Griffiths was taken into custody and faces one charge of battery.