Supermodel Naomi Campbell was arrested yesterday at London's Heathrow Airport for allegedly assaulting and spitting on a police officer after she reportedly threw a fit and went into a rage onboard a British Airways flight over missing luggage.
The 37 year old model reportedly became angered when she realized (while boarding the jet from the First Class Lounge at Heathrow Airport's new Terminal 5) that one of her three carry-on bags were missing.
Campbell then allegedly said to British Airways employees "Where is my bag? My bag better be loaded on this flight with me...I'm NAOMI CAMPBELL!". British Airways employees explained to Campbell that once located, her bag would be shipped to her, but that wasn't good enough, according to sources. Campbell becaume infuriated and the rage escalated as she boarded first class on the flight. Naomi was allegedly verbally abusive to flight attendants onboard and the flight was delayed for 90 minute while authorities boarded the jet, determined Campbell unfit to fly, and subsequently handcuffed the supermodel to her chair in front of stunned onlookers before taking Campbell (and the reminder of her luggage that WASN'T lost) off the flight and into custody.
While Campbell was being escorted off the flight by officers, she reportedly screamed hysterically at officers: "Get off me...leave me ALONE! Don't put your hands on me!" and also allegedly spit on one of the officers.
Campbell was taken to the police station and in Scotland Yard before making bail and being released from custody. Naomi Campbell is due in court in London in May for this incident.
UPDATE 4/7/08: Naomi Campbell reportedly stated to the media through her rep that she is being targeted in this incident because she is black.