Man arrested after allegedly groping passenger on Hawaiian Airlines flight

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A man was arrested after he allegedly groped another man, then exposed himself on a Hawaiian Airlines flight.

According to court documents, it happened on Jan. 16 during an overnight flight from Honolulu to JFK in New York.

Hawaiian Airlines says it occurred 50 minutes prior to landing.

Court documents allege that Ricardo Caceres had multiple alcoholic beverages, reached over and touched a male passenger on his chest, belt, and groin.

When the man asked what he was doing, court documents say Caceres removed his pants.

The flight crew was alerted and intervened, and Caceres was arrested when the plane landed.

According to a Hawaiian Airlines spokeswoman, the airline notified authorities, and the FBI questioned the passengers involved.

The airline says it can deny intoxicated passengers from boarding, and flight attendants can refuse alcohol to passengers mid-flight.

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