Man slaps another passenger’s crying toddler on Delta Airlines, says “shut that n*gger baby up.”

February 15, 2013

Flying is annoying, especially when babies start crying. I’m not referring to the babies as being annoying but this passenger who allegedly slapped another passenger’s 19 month-old toddler after demanding that the mother of a crying toddler “shut that nigger baby up.”

Hi. I beat up babies.

Hi. I beat up babies.










The incident occurred on February 8th. It’s not so much as a fellow passenger being a dick, but this particular dick is 60 year-old Joe Rickey Hundley,President of an aircraft parts manufacturer headquartered in Hayden, Idaho. He should know better.

Smoking Gun reports, “The.incident aboard Delta Airlines Flight 721 resulted in Joe Rickey Hundley, 60, being charged with simple assault, according to a U.S. District Court affidavit.















As detailed by FBI Agent Daron Cheney, Hundley was traveling to Atlanta from Minneapolis in seat 28A on the MD-90 twin-engine jet. He was seated next to Jessica Bennett, who shared seat 28B with her son Jonah.

Bennett, 33, told investigators that the “aircraft was in final descent” to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport when her child “started to cry due to the altitude change.” Bennett added that she “was trying to get [her son] to stop crying, but he continued.”

At this point, Bennett recalled, Hundley used the racial epithet as he told her to shut the child up. He then allegedly “turned around and slapped” the toddler in the face “with an open hand, which caused the juvenile victim to scream even louder.” The slap, Bennett said, “caused a scratch below [the child’s] right eye.”

And there were witnesses.

After Hundley hit the child, Agent Cheney reported, Bennett received assistance from several other passengers, including Todd Wooten, who was in seat 16C. Wooten told agents that he “heard derogatory language coming from the rear of the aircraft” and got up to investigate. “According to Mr. Wooten,” Cheney noted, “he saw Joe Rickey Hundley strike” the toddler.

Apparently, he was drunk. Don’t we all slap babies around and hurl racial slurs after a drink?

There’s more at the Smoking Gun. 

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  • Tanner Danny

    This never wouldve happened if he smoked a J!

  • Ahab

    What is WRONG with this man? You don’t slap toddlers! I don’t care how noisy the little boy was — slapping was completely out of line.

  • Stacy

    02/17/2013Statement Regarding Investigation of Employee Conduct

    “Reports of the recent behavior of one of our business unit executives while on personal travel are offensive and disturbing. We have taken this matter very seriously and worked diligently to examine it since learning of the matter on Friday afternoon. As of Sunday, the executive is no longer employed with the company.”

    “We wish to emphasize that the behavior that has been described is contradictory to our values,embarrassing and does not in any way reflect the patriotic character of the men and women of diverse backgrounds who work tirelessly in our business.”

    This was a statement posted Today 2/27 on Unitech The company this man worked for- Looks like they fired him. Serves him right. Employee conduct especially those off higher office in ANY company should be the model for the employees below them. He should be ashamed and the mother of that child should sue him just on priciple.

  • Tom Slick

    is this for real? no SANE person would do such a thing. a black child at 19 months is not a nigger. a nigger is someone, black or white, who tries to force his opinions and beliefs on others, black or white. do you see the point? under that formula, that guy is himself a nigger. hate has no race nor gender. Jesus did not say bring me the white children, he loves us all. and so should we. signed – a white old fart.

  • Brenda Ebonitia Nero

    Assault upon a baby by a drunken stranger coupled with the fact that it was a hate crime should come with a stiff prison penalty short of death. This man is not a decent human being and should be removed for a definite period of time from a society that considers itself to be civilized.

  • Sheila

    They should hang his behind from a tree and beat the hell out of his ignorant behind. Why am I not surprised? To abuse a poor little baby. What a monster!!!! Scum of the earth! He had better be glad I wasn’t on that flight,I would have drug his butt out of that seat and stomped it. Redneck pig!!!

  • []

    sad— horrible.

  • []

    Bastard. Really sad

  • Sally Li

    Have the American people entirely lost their taste for due process of law?
    You do realize that news sources are not always truthful.
    This “news story” could very well be a hoax – and the
    first red flag indicating that is the fact that the toddler
    was photographed in some type of pumpkin patch
    rather than at the airport.

    • dmcrane

      The parent company has suspended him pending investigation and they state he was not on company business but was flying as a private citizen.

    • Jen Jones

      Sally LI did you think that the mother sent in the picture to the newspaper for publication and the slappers picture does not look like it was taken on the airlines either. Think about that…

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