#YesAllWomen: Woman Charged With Molesting Another Woman on Flight

Posted by on May 10, 2016 at 8:23 am

We wonder if anyone’s got video? Just kidding!

An Oregon woman touched another woman’s breasts and genitals without her consent on a flight to Portland Sunday night, police said.

Heidi McKinney, 26, was arrested on third-degree sex abuse charges when Alaska Airlines Flight 621 from Las Vegas landed at Portland International Airport, according to a police report obtained by The Smoking Gun.

Port of Portland police said McKinney fondled the woman as the aircraft traveled over Oregon. The other passenger told investigators McKinney touched her without her approval.

Multnomah County Sheriff’s detention officers released her on bail Monday in the misdemeanor charge, inmate records show.

You’ll be shocked to know alcohol may have played a role.

A fellow passenger wrote on Twitter that the incident involving McKinney caused passengers to be stuck on the plane after it landed.

“So that’s why we were stuck in the sweltering plane. She was DRUNK when Portland PD escorted her off the plane,” user @3hubcaps wrote, while linking to a story about McKinney’s arrest.

She said they sat at the gate and an officer boarded. The flight’s air conditioning wasn’t working, the Twitter user wrote.

As McKinney was led off the plane, the woman tweeted, “Ooooh. She’s DRUNK. Can’t walk down the plane aisle drunk. Holy s**t.”

McKinney has previous arrests for alcohol-related incidents, according to online court records.

She was arrested on December 21, 2007, and charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants and reckless driving. She was later convicted of DUII.

McKinney was also convicted in 2008 of being a minor in possession of alcohol.


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