MIAMI (AP) — An associate sociology professor at Penn State University faces disorderly conduct charges after being removed from an American Airlines flight.
Officials say 52-year-old Karen Halnon started a rant about U.S-Venezuela relations about half way through a Saturday flight from Nicaragua to Miami.READ MORE: WATCH: New Castle County Police, Neighbor Rescue Elderly Woman Trapped Under SUV
A passenger on the plane caught the rant on video, which was posted on local television websites. It also showed her lighting a cigarette and blaming it on another passenger. Flight attendants requested that police meet the flight in Miami. Halnon was taken into custody, questioned and arrested on disorderly conduct and breach of peace charges.READ MORE: Joel Embiid Scores 40 But Sixers Blow 24-Point Lead In Loss To Clippers
Halnon told Miami television stations that she felt compelled to speak up after spending a week of researching in Nicaragua.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Postponing COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate For City Workers Again
Halnon bonded out of jail and returned to Pennsylvania.
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