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Intoxicated Passenger Arrested After Punching A United Airlines Pilot

By Mike Mitchell

June 25, 2013 - Donald Joseph Gee, 53, of Fort Washington, Philadelphia was arrested at Washington Dulles International Airport last week after allegedly punching a United Airlines pilot.  

Gee, had been a cook on a Dredging ship in Afghanistan for the past 10 months and was headed home. The flight Gee was to take had been delayed. After having several drinks Gee confronted the pilot, upon observing Gee's Behavior the pilot told him "your not getting on this flight tonight'. Gee then stated "its a good thing TSA is here I'd puch your F... lights out".

Gee remains irate continues cursing and being threatening. Gee walked away and sat down at which point he began to taunt the pilot. Gee stated "I'll step outside any time you want to". The United pilot responded and stated “you don't need to step outside, I'm right here". 

Gee rose out of his seat and stated "you wanna go right now?" At which point Gee walks up to the United Airlines pilot and punches him several times in the face. Gee was subdued by airline employees. He was help until the police arrived.  

Gee was arrested June 18, for public swearing, intoxication and assault. He was held in jail over night and the following morning appeared in Loudoun District Court. Gee is held on a $2,500 bond and is to return to court on September 25, 2013 at 10:00 AM.

A United Airlines spokesman said "Violence against our employees is unacceptable and we will review this closely. We are fully cooperating with authorities and do not have further comment at this time."


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