A 27 year old Ohio Karen
was arrested for assaulting airline employees and security officers with a fire extinguisher at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The woman, Jennifer Kaye Holder, was confronted by airport employees after she reportedly left a Buffalo Wild Wings without paying for her food.
Holder can be seen arguing that somebody else paid for her meal, but decides to grab a fire extinguisher and go on a spraying rampage instead of proving her point reasonably. She also tries to open a secure door, and fully unleashes the fire extinguisher on a flight attendant who tries to stop her. The overall lack of security intervention is slightly concerning. Three flight attendants reported “respiratory discomfort” from the incident but were later cleared by EMS.
A Buffalo Wild Wings dispute hardly seems like the hill to die on when it comes to assault charges and the no-fly list. What is it about airports that make people go so crazy?