Conrad Hilton, 20, younger brother of socialite Paris Hilton, has been
arrested and charged after intimidating and assaulting flight attendants
aboard a flight that was Los Angeles bound from London. Immediately after
take-off, Hilton began disrupting the flight by pacing up and down the
aisles blocking the flight attendants, causing drink service to be delayed
for almost 40 minutes. Hilton began yelling profanities and allegedly
threatened to kill flight crew members, then proceeded to throw a fist
towards a flight attendant.
After many failed attempts to calm Hilton down, the pilot authorized five
flight attendants to restrain him while he was sleeping, with blankets
and aviation restraints. Hilton is charged with assaulting the flight
crew to the point of interference with their ability to perform their duties.
If convicted of the charge, Hilton faces up to 20 years in Federal Prison.