Woman Charged with Assaulting Woman and Calling Her Racial Insult on Spirit Airlines Flight to Detroit Arrested
ROMULUS, Michigan – A woman accused of assaulting a woman and calling her a racial insult on a Spirit Airlines flight to Detroit was arraigned on Friday.
Alexandra Farr, 39, of Roseville, faces charges of ethnic intimidation and assault. The victim was a black Muslim woman.
Farr appeared in 34th District Court and was released on personal bail of $ 7,500, according to the Wayne County District Attorney’s Office.
Farr and another passenger on a flight on Saturday were involved in a verbal confrontation when Farr allegedly called the 29-year-old victim a racial insult. The victim then began recording the meeting on her cell phone, prosecutors said. It was then that Farr allegedly struck the woman’s hand.
Farr was later arrested by airport police. She was also accused of being a disorderly person.
“The alleged activity of this accused was completely inappropriate and quickly elevated to criminal activity,” said prosecutor Kym Worthy. “Racist rants have become much more common in recent times and we will not hesitate to take action when we can legally do so. “
Court records have yet to identify a defense attorney for Farr who could comment on the allegations.
A probable causes conference was scheduled for September 29.