(FOX NEWS) - A Florida man accused of groping a female passenger on a Southwest Airlines flight Sunday allegedly told authorities that the president of the U.S. "says it's OK" to grab women by their private parts, according to a criminal complaint.
Bruce Michael Alexander, 49, of Tampa, made his initial appearance in federal court Monday in Albuquerque, N.M., on a charge of abusive sexual contact. It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney.
Alexander was accused of grabbing a woman's breast without her permission while on a flight from Houston to Albuquerque. The woman told authorities she fell asleep on the flight when "she felt her clothes move and touching of fingers on her right side at and around her 'bra line," according to a criminal complaint.
She believed the touching was an accident until 30 minutes later it happened again. The woman said she turned around and told the passenger sitting behind her to stop and asked the crew to change her seat. The woman described in details what the suspect's hands looked like.