Man accused of pushing flight attendant, demanding more booze on Seattle to Hawaii flight
HONOLULU (AP) — A man accused of drunkenly shoving a flight attendant and threatening to kill people on a flight from Seattle to Maui has been ordered to get mental-health and substance-abuse evaluations.
A judge on Friday ordered Eric Matthew Schneider of Northern California to undergo the exam at a Honolulu halfway house. After that, he’ll be able to return home on $10,000 bond.
In a criminal complaint, the FBI says Schneider had a double tequila cocktail on a Delta Air Lines flight Monday and demanded more drinks.
Court documents say that passengers complained he threatened to kill them and that he pushed a flight attendant who tried to calm him down.
Public defender Peter Wolff says Schneider is sorry and doesn’t remember what happened.