HARRISBURG, Pa. – A flight attendant from Michigan and an airline pilot face fines of $300 apiece after a nighttime romp in the woods that ended when police found the pilot hiding behind a shed wearing only flip-flops and a wristwatch.
Jeffrey Bradford and Adrianna Connor, both 24, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct charges in Dauphin County Court on Monday. Both declined comment after leaving the courthouse, but Connor's attorney said he was pleased to have the case resolved.
"We think it was an appropriate result and are grateful it was done in a timely manner without more invasion into their private lives," attorney J. Michael Sheldon said. "On a public service note, this is what alcohol can do."
Disorderly conduct is a summary offense that carries a $300 fine.
Bradford, of Pittsburgh, and Connor, of Belleville, Mich., both are employees of Pinnacle Airlines Inc. They were at a suburban Harrisburg diner May 28 before they apparently decided to walk into the woods and have sex, police said.
Neighbors called police, saying they had seen a naked man and an intoxicated woman. A helicopter with heat-seeking equipment was called in, and Bradford later was discovered hiding behind a shed wearing only flip-flops and a wristwatch.
Prosecutors withdrew other charges against Bradford and Connor, saying they lacked sufficient evidence. Those charges included indecent exposure and lewdness against Bradford, theft from a motor vehicle against Connor, and public drunkenness, loitering and prowling at night against both of them.
"I don't think it was anyone's intention to commit a crime here," said Dauphin County prosecutor Michael L. Rozman.
Bradford and Connor remain suspended from the Memphis, Tenn.-based airline, spokesman Joe Williams said.