New York

Flight attendant who ditched heels, fled LAX security nabbed

A JetBlue flight attendant who authorities say left behind 70 pounds of cocaine after flinging off her heels and running from security at Los Angeles International Airport has been arrested in New York.

U.S. Attorney's spokesman Thom Mrozek says Marsha Gay Reynolds surrendered to federal authorities Wednesday at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

He says Reynolds is expected to be in federal court in Brooklyn on Thursday.

Authorities say that Transportation Security Administration officials asked Reynolds to step aside for a random security screening Friday. They say Reynolds went to a secondary screening area but quickly dropped her bag, ditched a pair of Gucci heels and fled barefoot downward an upward-moving escalator.

Reynolds is being charged with cocaine possession with intent to distribute. It's unclear if she yet has an attorney.