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Vyvianna Quinonez biography: 13 things about Antelope, California woman


Vyvianna M. Quinonez is one of the Americans arrested amid the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in 2021 due to a dispute while on the plane. Here are 13 more things about her:


  1. She lives in Antelope, Sacramento County, California, United States. (a) (b)
  2. Aside from Antelope, she has lived in other parts of California including North Highlands, Roseville and Sacramento. (b)
  3. She previously lived in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. (b)
  4. From 2012 to 2014, she attended Sierra College in Rocklin, Placer County, California. (c)
  5. She went to California State University-Sacramento. (c)
  6. She worked as a server at Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar in Sacramento. (c)
  7. On May 23, 2021, she was caught on camera punching a Southwest Airlines flight attendant in the face while they were on South Flight 700 from Sacramento International Airport as it was preparing to land at San Diego International Airport in San Diego, California. The Port of San Diego Harbor Police Department arrested her and charged her with battery causing serious bodily injury. (a)
  8. She was 28 years old when she assaulted a Southwest Airlines flight attendant on May 23, 2021. On the same day, she was released on $35,000 bail two hours after being booked into Las Colinas Detention Facility in Santee, San Diego County, California on May 23, 2021. (a)
  9. On May 25, 2021, her mother said she was only defending herself on May 23, 2021. This was corroborated by her then fellow passenger Michelle Manner, who claimed that before being punched by her, the flight attendant rudely told her and other family members to put on their face masks. (d)
  10. On May 27, 2021, Southwest Airlines announced that she has been permanently banned by the airline. (a)
  11. Videos of her attack on May 23, 2021 went viral. On May 30, 2021, U.S. secretary of transportation Pete Buttigieg urged travelers to respect flight attendants and other crew members who enforce the federal mask mandate on planes, which will remain in effect until September 13, 2021. (e)
  12. On September 1, 2021, federal charges were filed against her. (f)
  13. On December 22, 2021, she pleaded guilty in federal court to interfering with a Southwest Airlines flight attendant. She is scheduled to be sentenced before U.S. District Judge Todd W. Robinson at 9:00 a.m. on March 11, 2022. (g)


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