A woman who is 20-weeks pregnant was punched in the stomach on board a Frontier Arlines flight as she traveled with her husband and two daughters to a gender-reveal party, Orlando News 6 reports.
Hazel Ramirez and her husband, Matt Silva, are both deaf. They were flying from Colorado Springs to Orlando International Airport on Thursday when the incident occurred.
Upon landing, their 8-month-old service dog, a Great Dane name Zariel, woke up and stretched.
That’s when Timothy Manley allegedly punched the puppy with a closed fist. The animal reportedly yelped and hid under a seat.
Silva got mad at Manley for the punch.
“Unfortunately the man determined to leave so he ran and punched my belly then pushed my two daughters, they fell and cried so hard,” Ramirez wrote in a message to News 6.
“Upon deplaning Flight 1752 from Colorado Springs to Orlando, there was a confrontation between passengers,” a Frontier spokesman said. “Police were immediately notified to aid in de-escalating the situation.”
The Orlando Police filed an incident reported and turned the case over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Ramirez has indicated she wishes to press charges.