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

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. 

  • doug daluga

    Shouldn’t he be charged with battery, not just assault?

    • Anomaly One Hundred

      At least. I don’t know the law but he could have done some real damage to the toddler.

    • msLou

      He should have been charged with assault & battery on a minor child. The fact that this was a toddler should enhance the penalty.

  • aces iko

    i’ll take a drive out to idahoe, lol and slap his teeth across a potato field for him this summer…

  • Downing Gary

    AND PEOPLE SAY THERE IS NOT RACIAL PROBLEMS IN AMERICA…. I CALL BULL ON THAT ONE. This guy needs to have his position removed as he just gave the Company he works for a TRUE BLACK EYE… WHAT AN ASS…

    • Debora Elizabeth Hill

      As the President of the company he is likely the majority owner and cannot be removed.

    • msLou

      Going to look for this company…send them my opinion.

      • msLou

        Hundley is president of Unitech Composites and Structures in Hayden, near Coeur d’Alene in northern Idaho,

        • maggy

          Racist gun nuts live there…bad place. Militia people flock there to live among their own.

    • [email protected]

      We are SO post-racial ! ,, The only people who play the race card are agenda-driven Leftists , who perpetuate the issue to advance the social justice narrative . Look , the English were the hateful racists a couple hundred years ago , no mention of THAT social inequity from the Left ., because it doesn’t advance the cause . Truth be told , Leftist ideologues wear the jack-boot that drowns the black community in 1/2 inch of water with their heels on their necks . Any intellectually honest Left-wing operative should feel compelled to admit their culpability in this regard . The evidence is abundant .

      • Christopher Alan Shaner

        Lmfao What does English racism hundreds of years ago have to do with anything let alone this article ? Also who are the we in ” We are SO post-racial” ? I know you don’t mean Conservatives.

    • Greg Gwinn

      One idiot does not a country make..that statement makes YOU look like part of the problem…yes there are still some problems, but it is getting better…seems to be more racism TOWARD whites than by them THESE days… brother.

    • Sally Li

      That’s not a racial problem IN America.
      It’s a racial problem 10,000 feet OVER America.

  • Debora Elizabeth Hill

    First off, he should of course be banned from flying. However…why wasn’t the President of a company flying first or business class where he wouldn’t be close to other people?

  • Abe Stract

    That guy is just lucky that the baby decided to leave his gun at home,..yo

  • Robert Pipher

    A typical teabagger asshole. He should have been charged with child abuse. Since it was on an airline it seems as though it would be a Federal crime!!

  • Jimmy L Aldrich

    If it was my baby or if I was on that plane, I guarantee that would be the last baby he would ever slap.

    • Sam Spadafore


  • Holly Equality Homan

    He should first spend one night in jail, then be forced to take anger management classes for three months, undergo a psychological evaluation, pay resitution to the mothter and child and be on the no fly list for a year. Oh, yes, and substance abuse counseling or rehab.

    • Sam Spadafore


  • docbets

    If the mom had done that. she’d be hauled up on charges of child abuse, right?

    • Sally

      If the mom had struck the white man for hitting her child, she’d have most likely been arrested. He will most likely get a slap on his manly wrist and walk away.

  • Crystal Churchill

    Ya know so many people wanna try and say kids nowadays are outta control…I don’t give a rat’s butt if the kid was turning into LINDA BLAIR and acting completely insane…NO ONE has the right to touch someone eles’ child. My husband and I constantly stay on our daughter to behave and maintain a wonderful positive demeanor when out and at home…not everyone does that and babies cry people…NEVER would I touch someone’s eles child. EVER…It’s not my place to..If I feel a child was in danger of hurting themself I might step in GENTLY and move them out of the situation but never physically hit or harm someone eles kid. If ANYONE family or not EVER struck my daughter. I would seriously go Mama Wookie on their a** and rip their damn arms off.

  • TurboKitty

    Even touching someone, no matter who or how old, without their permission, is considered assault. This idiot ought to be in jail not only for assault, but also for child endangerment!

  • Tammy

    I would have beat him like the bitch he is if that was my baby

  • Charles Almon

    Bet he’s a Republican.

  • Charles Almon

    Mr. Potato Head.

  • Chuck Torre

    I’m a grand father who dearly loves his grandchildren with another on the way. Touch my toddler like that and you’ll know from God you did a very bad thing. If you ever do come my way, I’ll do my best to have mercy because God let you live long enough to explain why you think you can do something like that and it’s not your own.

  • lorilei

    if this was my child headlines would read mother arrested after man slaps her child i would knock the crap out of him you dont touch my child

  • BrutallyHonest

    I sure wish that a competent writer would take the responsibility of writing this story. It is so poorly written in every article that I have seen thus far, that I will simply wait until such time that competency DOES come into play….

  • J Mallett

    The sad thing is that you are on an airplane. Nowhere to go, you are about to land. This mental guy with an ego the size of Texas decides your kid with an earache needs to be taught a lesson, he’s a president of a company, the big guys back him up, don’t you know. I think even the Godfather had more sense. Obviously there no sense in this guy. Hey you are just about to land, okay, maybe 10 minutes at most, get over it, publicity is bad news for your as****. No, not this one. Now he’s in the news all day long. Using kids and racial slurs in a bad way, what can I say? You better lay low old white guy, even the folks at the office are laughing at you, or despising you. Then they look at the higher ups and see what they are gonna do… The suspense is so devious.

  • [email protected]

    Well , it IS National “N” month . I can scarcely wait for National “Cracker” month

  • gfgjfg

    Shouldn’t have hit it, should have gave it some watermelon to shut it up

  • 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…

  • []

    Bastard. Really sad

  • []

    sad— horrible.

  • 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!!!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Tanner Danny

    This never wouldve happened if he smoked a J!