Couple Charged With “Lewd, Indecent and Obscene” Behavior Aboard Airplane

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Jessica Stroble and Christopher Martin both face up to 90 days in jail after allegedly being charged by Las Vegas police with engaging in lewd, indecent, and obscene acts while aboard flight 557 operated by Allegiant Air, which originated in Medford, Oregon.

The criminal complaint was filed in the United States District Court of Nevada by a special agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States.

The sexual acts purportedly committed by the couple include masturbation and indecent exposure. A rather graphic account of the alleged incident can be found here.

I thought that Allegiant Air — named the most profitable airline in the United States — had no “in-flight entertainment”, but I guess I was wrong.

All I will say is that this reported incident gives a whole new meaning to the declaration that “flying sucks.”

Comments (Showing 11 of 11)

  • Cannonball Run at 9:46am August 10, 2013

    It’s not in the safety video or demo that you can’t do that! Unless they were using a blue tooth device should have been just fine…. 🙂

  • PDX Duck at 12:46pm August 10, 2013

    You mean what happens on the plane to Vegas, doesn’t stay on the plane to Vegas?

  • Doc Savage at 8:03pm August 10, 2013

    Who says you can’t get ahead on Allegiant Air?

  • scheister at 8:07pm August 10, 2013

    Funny that the mods shut down my thread on this subject yesterday and put it on their FP rotator today. Uh-huh.

    • Brian Cohen at 8:31pm August 10, 2013

      I really enjoy when FlyerTalk members respond to articles posted at The Gate — especially this time. Please keep it going!

      Actually, scheister, this article was posted before that discussion on FlyerTalk was locked. Also, The Gate is not under the purview of the moderators of FlyerTalk.

  • gobluetwo at 8:51pm August 10, 2013

    So I’m pretty sure the dude runs Troon Vineyard and that his lady friend Is a nail technician. Woo, LinkedIn.

  • scheister at 9:09pm August 10, 2013

    Why “especially this time”? I don’t know what that means. Honestly, I don’t really know what The Gate is, so no biggie. Why is this article dated 08/10 and the discussion was locked 08/09? Anyways, it was a funny article and could have been an entertaining thread, that’s all. The mods apparently operate in a ‘Minority Report’ world, so it’s good that you’re free from them.

    • Brian Cohen at 10:14pm August 10, 2013
    • “Especially this time”: because I found the responses humorous and witty.
    • The Gate is the official weblog of FlyerTalk, which is celebrating seven years this month.
    • I have no explanation for the discrepancy regarding the dates.
    • Full disclosure: I actually am one of the moderators on FlyerTalk.
  • GRALISTAIR at 7:55am August 11, 2013

    Well I think it has all been BLOWN out of all proportion

  • djk7 at 5:40pm August 11, 2013

    On the main page, the title is “Couple Charged for Sex Acts Aboard Airplane”, I thought I was going to read about a new airline fee.

  • GUWonder at 5:06am August 13, 2013

    So another two people locked up that adds to the 9 million processed for lock up in the US? With 5% of the world population but 25% of the world’s prisoners, another couple locked up for a day, week or months in the US won’t make a big difference.

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