Flying pretty much sucks. Just ask John Madden. Or Peter Buck. Or, ask 32-year-old Melisa Lynn Levario of Central Point, Ore., who was arrested at at the Medford airport Saturday after allegedly causing all sorts of insanity on her flight from Seattle.
According to the Medford Mail Tribune, Levario's regrettable actions include shouting profanities, using her cellphone while in flight, spitting on responding officers and -- perhaps most damning of all -- refusing to return her tray to the upright position.
According to the Mail Tribune:
Flight attendants reported that [Levario] had bothered the passengers around her, yelling and screaming profanities. As flight crews prepared for landing, she refused to put her tray in the upright position and became nonresponsive, resting her head on the tray table, Budreau said.
"The officer approached her on the plane and observed that she was heavily intoxicated," Budreau said. "She then began yelling and screaming and he placed her into protective custody, as she was too intoxicated to care for herself."
According to the Mail Tribune, the responding officers boarded the plane to handle Levario before it taxied to the terminal. Once on board, they received a warm welcome.
More from the Mail Tribune:
Levario was handcuffed without incident, but then became violent, kicking one officer in the chest and spitting on two other officers, Budreau said. Three policemen had to escort Levario through the airport to take her to the Jackson County Jail, where she was booked and later released, he said.
"Had she caused injury to the officer, it would have been mandatory jail time of seven days," said Budreau.
Instead, according to the Mail Tribune, Levario will just be burdened with charges of attempted assault on a police officer, two counts of harassment, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
And, of course, the embarrassment that comes with making headlines for being "too intoxicated to care for herself" on a plane.