A 53 year old woman was arrested after participating in an altercation and throwing her 80 year old mothers walker at Sea-Tac airport in Seattle. The incident started when a flight attendant asked the woman that was traveling with her mother to move a bag to the overhead compartment and put the seats in an upright position for takeoff. The woman refused to comply with either request and forced the plane to return to the gate according to news reports.

After returning to the gate, airport security boarded the plane to talk to the woman but had to evacuate the whole plane. Then the two women were taken to a United Airlines office where the airline was going to offer a refund. Somewhere in that exchange, the woman freaked out and threw her mothers walker. Then she was arrested on charges of malicious mischief.