Joe Hundley allegedly said "shut that [n-bomb] baby up" before slapping toddler during flight

Categories: Crime, Racism
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On top of everything else, Hundley looks eerily similar to Jerry Sandusky.
Joe Hundley allegedly slapped a crying 1-year-old during a Delta MSP-to-ATL flight. That's disgusting enough, but what he said before hitting the baby in the face is almost equally bad.

SEE ALSO: The Onion runs 'op-ed' by alleged drunken baby-slapping racist Joe Hundley

Hundley reportedly told 19-month-old Jonah's mother to "shut that ni***r baby up" and called the toddler a "fucking ni***r" before things got physical.

The Idaho native has been charged with assault and has been fired from his job as vice president of AGC Aerospace & Defense.

A Fox 9 report details the February 8 incident from the perspective of Jonah's adoptive mother, Minneapolis resident Jessica Bennett:
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Little Jonah was left with a scratch under his right eye, a swollen face, and anxiety about strangers, his mother says.
Bennett, 33, was traveling to a family funeral with her son. The boy was sharing her seat on the plane in accordance with Delta's Infant in Arms policy when 60-year-old Joe Rickey Hundley sat next to her.

As Hundley took his seat, Bennett said she noticed immediately that he had been drinking and was intoxicated, describing his speech as "slurred." She added that he soon began behaving rudely toward her and the flight attendants while consuming a number of alcoholic drinks.

Bennett said his behavior was so intolerable she was forced to leave her seat and stand in the back of the plane with her son in her arms for much of the flight, only returning once the plane began to land.

As the plane descended, the boy began to cry. Bennett stated she was trying to soothe the boy when Hundley said, "F---ing n------."

Bennett and her husband are both Caucasian. Their adopted son is African American.

Unable to believe what she had heard, Bennett said she asked Hundley what he said. Before responding, Bennett said Hundley fell toward her, hitting her cheek with his head while putting his mouth near her ear. She said he again uttered the profane racial epithet.

Next, Bennett said Hundley slapped the boy near his eye, causing him to bleed and cry loudly. Bennett said she feared what he might do next, especially since no flight attendants were nearby at the time; however, a passenger who overheard Hundley speaking came by to investigate.

Bennett said that the Good Samaritan witnessed the assault, and a United States Air Marshal aboard the flight soon approached her and said the matter would be investigated upon landing.
The Smoking Gun was able to reach Hundley for comment. Here's his version of what happened:
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Jessica Bennett and her husband.
In an interview, Hundley denied striking the toddler or using a racial slur, though he did acknowledge that he "asked the mother to quiet the child." Hundley, who said he was traveling to Atlanta to visit a hospitalized relative, described himself as "distraught" on the flight, during which he said he consumed a single alcoholic drink.
In an interview with ABC News, Bennett said Jonah is now noticeably more leery around strangers than he was before getting slapped by Hundley.

In a statement released yesterday, AGC Aerospace & Defense confirmed Hundley's termination:
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.
In addition to being out of a job, Hundley -- who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault in Virginia in 2007 following a fight with his girlfriend -- faces a year behind bars. We'd image beating up a 1-year-old will make him real popular with his fellow inmates.


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27 comments
brandoman25
brandoman25

This old faggot wrote a horrible sick opinion article on thonion.com which proves that even when his son isn't dying he's still a jackass racist old man

Seriphe Pete
Seriphe Pete

And (Ok ...not as important as the incident) no one cares about City Pages "opinion" of the incident or the usage of the "N" Word!?!?

laxx1559
laxx1559

The man HIT A BABY.  What would compel you to do that? and someone else's child for that matter! Good god.

Jeff Robertson
Jeff Robertson

My life is happy I wasn't anywhere near that guy.

Jeff Robertson
Jeff Robertson

Guessing his former aerospace defense company has governmental contracts. Being he was a senior manager, I'd open an investigation into that management team. Fucking idahoians.

veaseylover
veaseylover

What a sick and sad little man. Pathetic, what was so awful in his life that he thought baby punching was a good idea?

Kim Tee
Kim Tee

Who the hell slaps someone else's baby???? I can't believe the entire plane didn't pound him. Where's the vigilante justice? Our society is so apathetic.

Dan Hunt
Dan Hunt

This guy should be strung up by his tired old gray useless pubes for this..

Ben Bakunin
Ben Bakunin

Joe Rickey? It's a long crawl back to the trailer park buddy. I'm sure he's been "fired" with some sweet package deal. Executive culture is full of sick stupid old frat boy fucks like this. I'm excited to find out how much the boys parents squeeze out of the old bigot.

Lynn Quijada
Lynn Quijada

I can't believe no one stood up and punched this fool in his racist face. He's lucky I wasn't on this flight.

Ryan Schmidt
Ryan Schmidt

This dude is a piece of garbage. He slapped a baby? smh..

Ryan Schmidt
Ryan Schmidt

smh @ you.. The colors aren't reserved and this jacka$$ slapped a baby

Gregory J Goodin
Gregory J Goodin

And,, if the colors were reversed,,they'd say he was 'Provoked', and he'd be offered an apology.

Seriphe Pete
Seriphe Pete

I see you did literally print/post the "N" word for the story though...WTF's up with that????? Where I come from that is called "subliminal racism".

Seriphe Pete
Seriphe Pete

Not Okay!?!? That is a uber LAME Mid-West response to hate crime. I guess City Pages does not want to offend the haters...so middle of the road PATHETIC!!!!!!!!!!

A1batross
A1batross

Aaand this kind of cretin is highly placed in the defense industry. His pocket is where 50 cents of your tax dollar is going, kids!

Lisha Ginn
Lisha Ginn

I would have beat that old man senseless!!!!! No shit!!

David Olson
David Olson

Yeah right..just stick to the facts, there's enough already there.

bruceusa2086
bruceusa2086

@Lynn Roberts and he's lucky i wasn't too cuz i would have made him cry like a little girl and made him piss his pants.

bruceusa2086
bruceusa2086

oh yeah and he needs to be bitch slapped by 100 black men who are under the influence of PCP/Angel Dust or until he is bleeding and crying for his mommy. Any man that hits a baby for any reason has a very small dick the size of a grain of sand.

bruceusa2086
bruceusa2086

@MotherJones   wham, bam thank you madam.

bruceusa2086
bruceusa2086

and what I hear is that angel dust/PCP can give some users superhuman strength.

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