Timothy Manley, 59, is under under FBI investigation after a bizarre confrontation on a Frontier flight from Colorado Springs to Orlando. Manley is accused of not just hitting a deaf pregnant woman in the stomach, but slugging her service dog.
Matthew Silvay, 30, and Hazel Ramirez, 21, are a deaf couple who were travelling with their two kids and service dog — a Great Dane named Zariel. The incident occurred during the descent into Orlando when Manley’s wife, Petrini, 56, complained that their son, Joshua, 27, was allergic to dogs.
Timothy Manley was reportedly put out by the size of Zariel and told police the dog “took up more space than [he] felt it deserved.”
He allegedly punched the dog in the head, which caused Zariel to squeeze under a seat. When Ramirez objected, he allegedly punched her in the stomach despite her being 20 weeks pregnant. The deaf couple say that he also touched their children.