Toddler slapper loses job. Joe Rickey Hundley has been relieved of his duties at AGC Aerospace and Defense, Composites Group after his arrest last week for allegedly striking a two-year-old boy on an airplane and calling the tyke a racial slur, according to a Feb. 18, 2013 report by MSN.
The 60-year-old former president of AGC's Unitech Composites and Structures unit allegedly struck the child on a flight from Minneapolis to Atlanta on Feb. 8, 2013. The boy's mother claimed Hundley appeared belligerent and intoxicated during the flight.
As the toddler slapper loses his job, he also faces charges stemming from the incident. He was charged with simple assault in an Atlanta federal court last week. He plans to plead not guilty.
Al Haase, president and CEO of AGC Aerospace and Defense, Composites Group, released a statement on Sunday confirming that the toddler slapper loses job, but he did not clarify whether Hundley had been fired or resigned voluntarily, nor did he mention Hundley by name. The statement called the actions of an unnamed former employee "offensive and disturbing" and said he "is no longer employed with the company." He was flying on personal business, not company business, at the time of the incident.