LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A woman from Oregon who was on a flight headed to Las Vegas is facing a charge of felony child abuse after allegations of a mid-flight incident involving her six-month-old infant.
Las Vegas police said they received a call on Tuesday (July 12) just after 6:30 p.m. of an inbound Southwest flight reporting the incident.
According to an arrest report, the passenger, identified as Tiffany Brooks, is accused of holding her daughter on her lap while violently jerking the baby, smashing her legs against the aircraft seat and wall.
Brooks was then seen trying to quiet the infant by pressing a blanket over her face, the report said.
She also became angry because the infant would not stop crying so she started shaking her up and down and side to side, according to a witness, the report said.
Brooks was arrested and taken to the Clark County Detention Center but has since been released, according to jail records.
The infant was placed in child protective custody.
The arrest report also said that Brooks is the infant’s foster mother.
She is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 10.