A man accused of biting a Hawaiian Airlines flight attendant must serve three years of probation for interfering with a flight crew.
Aumoeualogo Agaaoa Togia pleaded guilty in September to interfering with a flight crew during a July flight from American Samoa to Hawaii. In exchange for the guilty plea, prosecutors agree to dismiss an assault charge.
U.S. District Judge Leslie Kobayashi said at the sentencing today that Togia was severely intoxicated when he became violent. She said his behavior created terror and fear, but she concluded that it wasn’t his typical behavior.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Margaret Nammar said Togia bit a male flight attendant’s hand.
Togia apologized, saying his behavior was unwarranted.