“As passengers were preparing for landing, Pelletier threw a pretzel bag at the female passenger seated directly in front of him,” Pak said.
The woman initially ignored Pelletier. But seconds later, Pak said, she felt Pelletier reach around her seat and put his cupped hand on her breast.
“This conduct is unacceptable, and anyone who chooses to act in this manner will be prosecuted,” Pak said. “Citizens deserve to feel protected from sexual assault and should not have to fear this happening to them while traveling.”
A passenger seated next to Pelletier said he witnessed the assault and asked a flight attendant to call police.
Pelletier was arrested in Atlanta after the flight arrived.
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