Creepy old man groped woman during turbulence on flight

A passenger on a flight out of Newark took advantage of turbulence on the way to North Carolina to grope a woman sitting beside him, according to a new report.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police received a report that a 73-year-old man had sexually assaulted his seatmate on a United flight to Charlotte on Tuesday night — and handed the case over to the FBI.

Passengers on the flight said a woman in her 30s reported the creep grabbed her between her legs, Channel 9 reported.

He blamed it on the turbulence — saying the shaking plane had caused his hand to fall in her lap.

“I’m sure a woman knows the difference between a hand hitting her versus being groped,” traveler Sherrell Ealy said.

Flight attendants separated the passengers and police escorted the man off the plane.

United Airlines said it was working closely with authorities on the investigation Thursday.

“The safety of our customers is our top priority,” it said in a statement.

The FBI confirmed it was investigating and that no arrests had been made.

Credit: NY Post

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