The case of the man slapping a crying baby aboard a Delta Airlines plane was one of the top stories in Sunday’s Daily Mail with reports that the suspect, Joe Rickey Hundey, was fired or resigned from his job.

The Mail reports that Hundley’s employer, AGC Aerospace and Defense, says Hundley is no longer employed at the company but the company did not say whether he was fired or resigned.

Hundley, 60, is accused of calling a baby the n-word, then slapping the 19-month-old on a Delta Airlines flight to Atlanta from Minneapolis.

The baby’s mother told ABC News that Hundley was so drunk that he fell on her face and used the n-word in her ear when referring to her adopted son.

Hundley allegedly demanded that the mother of the boy“shut that n****r baby up” before slapping the child in the face. The incident happened on February 8.

The Smoking Gun reports that Hundley has been charged with simple assault.

The victims are listed as the mother, Jessica Bennett, 33, and her adopted son Jonah.Bennett told police that the altitude change made her son cry. She and her son shared a seat.

They were on their way to a family funeral.


  1. Rebecca February 18, 2013 5:56 pm 

    I am appalled. I would slap a civil suit against the airline. Slapping a baby is priceless. I would be concerned with shaken baby syndrome, brain damage, skin ulcers, (I don’t know where his hands been and baby skin is ultra sensitive) or any other liability I could think of. That is absolutely horrible.

  2. kathy Rimbert February 18, 2013 11:27 pm 

    This man is crazy what is the world coming to slapping a baby on a plane and the mother didnt try fighting him back . He could’nt have slapped my baby without a fight he needs to be locked up behind bars for his actions !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Nory rodriguez February 20, 2013 1:44 pm 

    2013 stil racism en this contry

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