Published: Tue, October 23, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

Groping suspect says Trump said it was OK to grab women

Groping suspect says Trump said it was OK to grab women

Bruce Alexander, 49, was arrested on Sunday after a Southwest Flight 5421 coming from Houston landed in Albuquerque.

According to the police report, after Alexander was placed into hand cuffs and put into the police vehicle, he "stated that the President of the United States says it's ok to grab a woman by their private parts".

A Florida man accused of groping a female passenger on a Southwest Airlines flight Sunday allegedly told authorities that the president of the USA "says it's OK" to grab women by their private parts, according to a criminal complaint.

When Alexander was later arrested on a federal charge of abusive sexual contact, he referenced President Trump's infamous "grab them by the p-y" quote in the back of a police auto.

The victim told police that she dozed off after boarding and within 20 minutes into the flight, she felt "a movement on the right side of her sweater", the complaint says, adding that the woman had initially assumed the touching was an accident.

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She said that she observed a "hand that had thick fingers, [that] were hairy and had dirty fingernails". According to an affidavit obtained by CBS affiliate KHOU, he said the president says its OK to grab women by their private parts.

The woman then asked a crew member to move to a different section of the plane.

Alexander was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation at Albuquerque International Sunport and was being transported by authorities when he invoked President Trump's words, likely referencing the 2005 Access Hollywood tape that captured the president speaking lewdly about women and bragging that when you're famous "you can do anything", including grabbing women by their genitals. If convicted of the charge against him, the Florida man could face up to two years in federal prison. As he was leaving the courthouse, Merlino said Trump "was right" and flippers need to be outlawed, according to the Guardian. He gave a written statement to federal agents saying he was asleep for most of the flight, but remembered a woman sitting in front of him who moved seats. Authorities said he wouldn't stop touching a woman, played "footsie" with her and asked her out on a date.

This is the second such incident involving Albuquerque in the past week.

Alexander is due to appear in court on Tuesday.

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