LOS ANGELES (PIX11) -- Conrad Hilton, the younger brother of socialite Paris Hilton, surrendered himself to the FBI Tuesday morning after being charged with assaulting and intimidating several flight attendants.
According to a U.S. District Court federal criminal complaint obtained by the Los Angeles Times, Hilton was charged with assaulting the flight crew to the point where it interfered with their ability to do their job. The incident happened on a British Airways flight from London to Los Angeles last year.
In a court document, the 20-year-old immediately began disturbing the plane as soon as it took off.
He was described as pacing up and down the aisles of the cabin and arguing with members of the flight crew. Hilton also allegedly yelled at passengers.
A flight attendant, who has been with British Airways for 10 years told police that drink service was pushed back 40 minutes because Hilton was disruptive. Court documents say the flight attendant, who documents refer to has G.C., followed Hilton through the cabin asking him to lower his voice and return to his seat. Hilton yelled at him to stop following him around.
According to G.C., he witnessed Hilton verbally threaten the copilot, two flight attendants and passengers.
"If you wanna square up to me bro, then bring it on and I will f****** fight you," Conrad told the copilot.
G.C. told officials that he followed Hilton because he felt responsible for the safety of the passengers and crew. Another flight attendant, identified in court documents as K.H., said Hilton complained that the flight attendants weren't listening to him. Hilton became more agitated as the flight went on and began shouting more threats and obscenities.
"I will f****** own anyone on this flight; they are f****** peasants," Hilton was witnessed screaming.
A witness said at one point Hilton ran into one of the bathrooms and began smoking a cigarette. Crew members held two safety briefings to discuss how to restrain Hilton if necessary. Hilton told flight attendants that he was banned from other airlines and that his father will pay this out.
After the plane landed, Hilton was interviewed by police where he said he had not had anything to drink. Hilton said he did take a sleeping pill before boarding the plane.
In the interview, Hilton said he did have a fight with one of the flight attendants.
"I went off on him to a point where he had to leave the room and was so embarrassed," Hilton said. "I shouted in front of all his colleagues. It was brutal. But he deserved it."
Hilton told investigators that he did intimidate members of the flight crew, but he did it in defense.
He was released on $100,000 bond and will return to court in March.
Hilton faces 20 years in federal prison if convicted.