JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A woman was attacked after getting off a flight at Jacksonville International Airport Monday by a man who said she was spreading disease on the plane, police said.
Police reports said that while on an American Airlines flight Patrick White "continually harassed and chastised her for coughing and 'spreading disease.'"
While deplaning, White called the woman obscene names and said she "infected everyone" while on the jet bridge, according to the report.
As the 19-year-old woman left the flight, the man "yelled and charged toward her striking her chest with his right shoulder and arm, driving her back and slamming her into the wall," the report continued.
The woman suffered bruising to her back and was treated at the scene.
White was charged with battery.
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