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Female doctor lights cigarette on plane and blames guy sitting next to her (video)

By Mason White 9:57 AM March 17, 2015
Woman smoking on airplane 

By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A woman put the lives of many people in danger by lighting a cigarette on an airplane.

The woman then tried to blame the man who sat next to her, when she was questioned by flight attendants.

The American Airlines flight was flying from Nicaragua to Miami, Florida, when Dr. Karen Halnon, 52, lit the cigarette.

A fellow passenger recorded the act and uploaded the video to YouTube. The video shows Dr. Halnon, who was wearing a baseball cap, light up a cigarette. She held a soda can to place the ashes inside.

When passengers called for help, the woman placed the cigarette inside the soda can and she then hid it in the pocket of the seat.

A flight attendant approached the doctor and asked about the cigarette, but she denied any wrongdoing. She then pointed to the man sitting beside her and blamed him for the act.

Police were called and Dr. Halnon was arrested at the Miami International Airport. She was charged with disorderly conduct.