Patricia Yannet Cornwall was arrested and charged last Thursday in an alleged assault aboard a Delta Air Lines flight. She is charged with hitting a passenger in the face and spitting on him after an argument. According to NBC News and recent court documents, Cornwall invoked the name of Rosa Parks. Yes, Rosa Parks on a plane.
The passenger she allegedly assaulted, only named R.S.M. per the complaint, told authorities Cornwall made the Parks remark to a flight attendant while returning from the bathroom. The flight attendant asked Cornwall to find an open seat until beverage service was completed, the complaint said.