The Associated Press has the terrible story of a guy who allegedly committed a hate crime against a Delta employee in a JFK SkyClub while awaiting his connection. Robin Rhodes approached a Delta employee while she was sitting in her office, and the following ensued:
Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown said Rhodes came up to the door and went on a profanity-laced tirade, asking the woman if she was praying. Rhodes then allegedly punched the door, which hit the back of Khan’s chair. Khan asked Rhodes what she had done to him and Rhodes replied, “You did nothing.” He then cursed at her and kicked her in the leg, Brown said.
When another person tried to calm him down, Brown said Rhodes moved away from the door and Khan ran out of the office. Rhodes followed her, got down on his knees and began to bow down in imitation of a Muslim praying, shouted obscenities and said “Trump is here now. He will get rid of all of you. You can ask Germany, Belgium and France about these kind of people. You see what happens,” Brown said.
At the time of his arrest, Rhodes allegedly told police, “I guess I am going to jail for disorderly conduct. I couldn’t tell if it was a man or woman because their back was to me and they had something covering their head.”
That’s just horrible. In addition to the legal implications, hopefully he’s banned from Delta for life, as was the case for a guy who went on a Trump tirade on a recent flight.