Southwest Airlines passenger allegedly cites Trump after groping woman

Florida man accused of groping passenger on Southwest flight tells police President Trump 'says it's OK to grab women by their private parts'

She told investigators she fell asleep after boarding Flight 5421 and 15 to 20 minutes into the flight, she "felt a movement on the right side of her sweater", the complaint said. He could face up to two years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Southwest Airlines did not immediately respond to HuffPost's request for comment.

However, 30 minutes later, she felt fingers grabbing onto the back of her arm.

"She saw a hand that had thick fingers, were hairy and dirty fingernails", the criminal complaint stated.

Alexander was seated behind her.

At that point, she she stood up, turned around, and told the man sitting behind her that it was not OK for him to touch her. She then asked a flight attendant to re-seat her.

Alexander's defense is a reference to the infamous "Access Hollywood" tape, in which Trump boasted that when you are famous, you can do whatever you want to women, including "grab them by the pussy".

Trump's words have been parroted by other people accused of unsavoury acts in recent months.

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Following the coming together of Paul and Rondo, Ingram ran from half-court and threw a punch in the direction of Paul and P.J. Tucker, but it didn't land flush. "If you wanted to suspend him one (game) I get it, just to make a statement.

Last June, a woman called a Hispanic man from California a "rapist" while attacking him and his mother. "You can do anything", Trump said on the tape.

Alexander was questioned by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and told them he could not recall touching the woman and was asleep most of the flight.

A Florida man was accused of groping a passenger on a flight and saying it's OK to grab women because the president says it is.

Alexander's hands, however, matched the description given by the woman, authorities said. The woman told him he needed to stop and she asked for a different seat, the witnesses said.

Southwest employees contacted law enforcement, and they were ready and waiting for the man when the flight landed in Albuquerque.

In a statement to HuffPost, Southwest Airlines said that in light of the incident, the airline is "continuously reviewing and updating" the training of staff "as necessary".

Alexander is due in court Tuesday, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office.

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