Wednesday, November 09, 2011

California Man Accuses Southwest Flight Attendant of Assault.

A California man says he was assaulted by a flight attendant during an Oct. 24 flight from Denver to Sacramento, reports. 

Nicholas Lollis told the station in an email that the flight attendant punched and shoved him during the flight. A crime report taken later indicated that Lollis sustained visible bruising on his leg.

Lollis, 46, who was a DJ at a now-defunct Sacramento radio station, identified the flight attendant as Ron Gibson, the station reported. According to the report, a person by the same name had been fired by Southwest Airlines in 2007 due to alleged misconduct at a Las Vegas hotel. But Gibson reportedly challenged the firing and was hired again. It is unclear if it's the same person, the station reported.

Southwest, meanwhile, issued a statement to the station, saying, "While we can't comment specifically on pending legal allegations, both our internal reports and a customer witness account paint a stark contrast to Mr. Lollis' claims. We strive to provide outstanding care for all of our customers, and our reports indicate that our employee did just that in this particular case."