A judge on Monday dismissed the misdemeanor battery case filed against the woman accused of assaulting a federal transportation security agent at Bob Hope Airport last year during a tussle over carry-on applesauce and other snacks for her 93-year-old mother.
The battery charge against Nadine Kay Hays was dismissed after she reported six months of good behavior to Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Fred Rotenberg.
"We agreed to delay prosecution for [six months] if she complied with the terms and today was the reward," said Assistant City Atty. Denny Wei.
Hays, who was traveling to Nashville, Tenn., with her 93-year-old mother to a wedding, was charged with misdemeanor battery after a tussle with Transportation Security Administration agents last April.
While the case's dismissal spelled the end of Hays' criminal woes, the civil side of the story gained steam Monday when she and her attorney, Mary Frances Prevost, filed a complaint against the Department of Homeland Security as part of Hays' quest to get compensation for emotional and financial distress.