A man was arrested after allegedly groping a woman on a flight from Houston, Texas to Albuquerque, New Mexico. The most interesting tidbit? The man told authorities "the president of the United States says it's OK to grab women by their private parts," KTRK-TV reported.
Bruce Michael Alexander, 49, was seated in a window seat on a Southwest Airlines flight. The woman who sat in front of him told authorities she fell asleep and woke up 15 minutes later when she "felt her clothes move and a touching of fingers on her right side" near her breast, the Tampa Bay Times reported
She thought it was an accident but then she felt it happen again and she knew it was on purpose.
According to the complaint, the woman said she felt "a hand that had thick fingers, were hairy and [had] dirty finger nails" that began to "slowly and ‘attentively’ grope her right side."
After the second encounter, the woman got up from her seat, looked at the passengers around her, told them she wasn't sure why he thought it was okay to touch her and that he needed to stop.
The woman was relocated to another seat by flight attendants and Alexander was arrested once the plane landed.
According to court documents, as he was being placed under arrest, Alexander told authorities that "the president of the United States says it's OK to grab women by their private parts."
He's been charged with abusive sexual contact and remains in custody until a preliminary hearing takes place. If convicted, Alexander faces up to two years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Alexander's father, Ray Alexander, thinks his son is innocent.
"I don’t believe the allegations are true," Ray told the Tampa Bay Times. "I’m convinced he’s not guilty. From everything I’ve heard and read about it so far — and from talking to him — I am convinced that what he said and what he was charged with did not happen."
At what point do we start holding people accountable for their actions? It's ridiculous that people can blame President Trump for anything and everything.