A Hawaiian woman is facing some serious charges after witnesses say she was “drunk and disorderly” during a flight from Las Vegas. Kristin Sharp, a 34-year-old realtor from Kona, is accused of interfering when a flight attendant after she was asked to put away her e-cigarette.
Hawaii News Now reports that she began smoking the device when she first entered the aircraft and complied the first time she was asked to put it away. However, sources say she soon started up again and that’s when things took a turn. According to the witnesses, she flashed the cabin and swore at the flight attendant before throwing a half-empty soda can at him. Sharp strongly denied the accusations by saying, “That is not true. I didn’t mean to throw it at him. I was trying to hit the trash can that was next to him.”
Things calmed down after she and her boyfriend were moved away from the first row, and she was able to sleep for the remainder of the flight. After the plane landed, Sharp was questioned by the FBI for her actions but was not arrested. “The FBI responded to the incident and the suspect was released pending further investigation,” FBI spokesman Tom Simon said.
As for the realtor, she doesn’t exactly deny what happed but does appear to be downplaying her role in the situation. “It was an unfortunate incident to have with the flight attendant. However, I do feel that he was very rude to me and there was definitely a lack of manners and etiquette.”
Allegiant Air declined to comment because this is part of an ongoing investigation.