Jonah Bennett is such a smart, smiley 19-month-old — but he sure wasn’t smiling and neither were his parents after what happened on a Delta flight on Feb 8th.
Jessica Bennett and her adopted son were flying to Atlanta from Minneapolis and sat next to 60-year-old Joe Hundley of Idaho.
“He was being rude and belligerent and I just felt uncomfortable,” Bennet said.
She says he reeked of alcohol and was slurring his words.
She says she even stood in the back of the plane holding Jonah for most of the flight. But she had to sit back down for landing. Because of the altitude change, Jonah’s ears hurt him, and he began crying.
‘I was having trouble comforting him and that’s when the guy made his comment to me..
Court document say Hundley told Jessica to “shut that n-word baby up.”
“I could not believe he would say something like that to a baby or about a baby,” Bennett said.
But it didn’t end there, he used the n-word again, then slapped the toddler, hitting him in the eye.
‘And then to hit him I felt like I was in another world, I was shaking,” Bennet said.
Jessica says other passengers came to her aid. The two were given a new seat and a very big male passenger volunteered to sit next to the drunken slapper.
Hundley, the president of a division of a big Idaho-based aerospace company, has been fired from his job.