A passenger had a tantrum at the Miami airport, police say. Then came the throwing
A woman was arrested after she was caught on video at Miami International Airport throwing a computer monitor at an American Airlines ticket agent on Tuesday afternoon.
Camila McMillie, 25, is facing charges of aggravated battery, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct. According to Miami-Dade police, McMillie’s actions left a bruise on one of the gate agent’s shoulders and caused over $10,000 in damage to American Airlines property.
McMillie, who was also issued a trespass warning, was traveling from Alabama to New York City with a connection at MIA, police said. She then checked in at Gate D-39, after being re-booked for missing her previous flight.
“While the subject was with the gate agent, her two minor children walked away without notice to use nearby restrooms. Once the subject noticed the children were not with her, she became irate and began to scream, demanding the gate agent to find her children,” police said.
Investigators said she pulled the boarding pass reader off the wooden counter, damaging the equipment and counter area. As she continued to scream, she grabbed the computer monitor and threw it at the gate agent, striking her in the shoulder, police said.
Nearby Custom and Border Protection officers detained McMillie until Miami-Dade police officers arrived and arrested her.
The children were located and turned over to Florida Department of Children and Families, police told the Miami Herald.
This report is from Miami Herald news partner CBS Miami.
Miami Herald staff writer Omar Rodríguez Ortiz contributed to this report.