Michael Kellar, 58, was texting his girlfriend Gail Lynn Burnworth, 52, when on a flight to San Jose in 2017 when a hawk-eyed passenger observed the disturbing messages on his cellphone, according to a press release from the US Attorney’s Business office in Washington’s Western District.
The anxious traveler instructed authorities that a man sitting in entrance of her was texting about the abuse with a huge font on a huge smartphone.
“I commend the airline passenger who spoke up about the disturbing texts she witnessed on her flight,” US Legal professional Brian T. Moran claimed in a statement. “We all have experienced that minute when we question: ‘Do I get concerned.’”
In the text exchange, Kellar and Burnworth talked about making use of Benadryl to drug and rape two of the 3 youngsters, aged 5 and 7 at the time, who lived with Burnworth.
The observant flier snapped a picture of Kellar’s cellular phone and claimed it to flight attendants, who alerted cops in San Diego — exactly where Kellar was questioned and arrested.