The woman dubbed "Delta Karen" for slapping a man for not wearing a mask on a Delta Air Lines flight has a history of psychotic breaks and run-ins with the law, according to documents.
Patricia Cornwall, who was arrested Thursday following her tirade, has been placed on psychiatric hold on at least two occasions, according to court filings. Her stepfather, Robert Spoeri, wrote in a restraining order request in July 2020 that Cornwall attacked him and her mother, Yolanda Spoeri, during a delusional episode.
"Patricia kicked me, punched me, threatened to kill me, jumped on me, pulled my hair very hard, pounded my head into the floor and more because I would not divulge where her mother was hiding," Robert Spoeri said in the filing. "Her real goal was to do far greater injury to her mother."
'KAREN' WHO HAD AIRPLANE TIRADE IDENTIFIED AS FORMER BAYWATCH AND PLAYBOY: CHEERLEADERS ACTRESS PATRICIA CORNWALL
The actress was then placed on psychiatric hold for the "second or third time," the July 2020 filings said.
Cornwall also claimed that her mother and stepfather's teenage children were actually her children, and the family feared she would try to kidnap them.
In January, a judge approved a restraining order against Cornwall filed by her sister-in-law, who said Cornwall had an "infatuation" with her small children and left death threats over the phone.
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She was arrested in Florida in November after trying to fight officers who came to her aid when she crashed her car, officials said. She is due to appear in court on Jan. 10 on drunken driving charges, her second alleged drunken driving offense.
Cornwall was previously a cheerleader for the NFL and a Baywatch actress. She faces federal charges for the Monday incident and posted $20,000 bail.