Cougar attacks 14-year-old boy in flight

Southwest Airlines is being sued. A passenger claims that the airline’s flight attendants weren’t able to protect his 14-year-old son from the prowling of an in-flight cougar. The older female passenger, he claims, offered his son illegal drug and made sexual advances during the flight to Orlando on July 13, 2008. The teenager was traveling alone, according to the Associated Press, and “was so frightened by the experience that he refused to return home by himself, so his father flew down to accompany him home.”

According to the family’s attorney, Jeffrey Deutschman, the kid asked to be moved to another seat “repeatedly,” but the flight attendants wouldn’t let him do so. Southwest isn’t commenting on the lawsuit. The family is looking for more than $50,000.

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