Woman arrested after throwing computer screen at airline staff: Police

  • A 25-year-old woman was arrested after she was seen flying in a rage at Miami International Airport.
  • Videos posted on Twitter showed the woman throwing a computer monitor at an airline staff member.
  • Camilia McMillie faces three counts of aggravated battery, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.

A 25-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday after throwing a computer monitor at an American Airlines employee at Miami International Airport.

Camilia McMillie, originally from Alabama, was passing through Miami for a flight to New York, investigators said, according to CBS Miami.

Miami police told CBS Miami that while McMillie was waiting for her flight at her gate, her children left to use the restrooms.

“Once the subject noticed the children were not with her, she became enraged and began screaming, demanding that the gate agent find her children,” police told CBS Miami.

Investigators said McMillie pulled equipment, including a boarding pass reader, from a counter. He also threw a computer monitor at an airline staff member, police added, according to CBS Miami.

A video posted to the “Only In Dade” Twitter account appeared to show the moment McMillie grabbed the screen and threw it at an airline employee wearing red horns.

Another video posted on TikTok appeared to show her ripping off pieces of equipment and knocking over a stand.

Miami news outlet WPLG Local 10 reported that McMilley was arrested around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the airport. According to McMillie’s booking record at the Miami-Dade County Jail, she has been charged with three counts of aggravated assault, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct. Her bond was set at $4,500.

Miami police told the Washington Post that McMilley caused an estimated $10,000 worth of damage to American Airlines property.

In a statement to Insider, American Airlines said it would not tolerate acts of violence against its staff.

“On December 20th, law enforcement was called to Miami International Airport due to a disturbance in the gate area where a customer physically assaulted a Customer Service Agent,” an airline spokesperson said.

“Our thoughts are with our team member and we are making sure they have the support they need at this time,” the spokesperson added.

Representatives for the Miami-Dade Police Department did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

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