Woman Arrested At Airport For “Being Too Pretty” Charged With Murder

Woman Arrested At Airport For “Being Too Pretty” Charged With Murder

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Well this is quite a plot twist…

The person arrested for airport dine and dash…

On August 31, 2022, someone named Hend Bustami was arrested at Las Vegas Airport (LAS). According to reports, police had been called after the 28-year-old ate at an airport Chili’s but then left without paying her bill.

While she had left the restaurant by the time that the police arrived, TSA agents later found someone matching her description sleeping near the security checkpoint. Officers were once again called, and found Bustami in the baggage claim area.

When confronted by police, she was “belligerent with officers, saying she was being harassed because cops had never seen anyone as pretty as her.” While she was being arrested, she continued to say “that she was going to spit on all the officers and that officers were perverts and were trying to rape her because they had never seen anyone as good looking.”

It was discovered that Bustami had a warrant out of Las Vegas Municipal Court, and she was booked into the Clark County Detention Center. While she made headlines at the time, I didn’t write about it, since it seems that this person might just have some mental health issues. Well, unfortunately there’s now another layer to this story.

…is now being arrested for murdering mother

Just a few weeks later, Hend Bustami is once again making headlines. At 2:34AM on Wednesday, October 26, 2022, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) received a call stating that someone was injured inside a residence.

Upon arriving at the scene, officers located an unresponsive person suffering from multiple lacerations. She was pronounced deceased at the scene. According to an investigation by the LVMPD Homicide Section, the victim was involved in a verbal dispute with her daughter, Hend Bustami. Yes, the same person involved in the airport dine and dash.

Bustami was located by the California Highway Patrol near Barstow, California, and is being charged with open murder, and is being extradited back to Clark County.

Bottom line

What a tragic story. The same person who was in the news for an airport Chili’s dine and dish is now in the news a few weeks later for allegedly killing her mother. Obviously this person has some serious mental issues that need to be addressed, but hopefully she stays locked up for a long time so she can’t hurt others.

(Tip of the hat to Paddle Your Own Kanoo)

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  1. Pat Guest

    Can we see her picture to decide for ourselves if she is very pretty?

  2. Edgar Guest

    I am not amused to see the level this so-called travel blog has reached...thanks Be...

  3. Foo Blah Guest

    What, no Twitter video??
    #dissapointed

  4. John Guest

    Literally any 'story' vaguely connected to an airport or an airplane gets covered here, no matter how tenuous. Hence creating an opportunity for equally low-brow musings from eskimos.

  5. Jim Guest

    Based on her mugshot photo at least, she' s not that pretty. Maybe a 5/10.

  6. Santastico Gold

    Well, I guess she will be able to enjoy a different meal now and prison. Not sure they accept Priory Pass there.

    1. Foo Blah Guest

      LOL!
      It IS a Priority Pass lounge.

  7. John T Guest

    Ben, next time you deny you're the TMZ of travel blogs I shall refer you back to this.

  8. Brandon Biden Guest

    Ben, you hit on a much larger issue that needs to addressed in the US. We need to completely change the narrative on mental illness, including most homeless people, and their civil rights versus the public's right to be safe.

    Mentally ill must be removed from the Streets, for their benefit and that of society. Keeping them on the streets is both dangerous and unfair to others. Most homeless do have mental illness. Closing...

    Ben, you hit on a much larger issue that needs to addressed in the US. We need to completely change the narrative on mental illness, including most homeless people, and their civil rights versus the public's right to be safe.

    Mentally ill must be removed from the Streets, for their benefit and that of society. Keeping them on the streets is both dangerous and unfair to others. Most homeless do have mental illness. Closing the hospitals was a terrible idea and we witness the chaos daily in every city, typically not airports.

    My solution is comprehensive and not for today, but getting Law & Order, inteligent representation into office, acknoweldging the issue, is a first step.

    1. Em Guest

      It's one of the largest misconceptions that most people experiencing homelessness experience severe mental illness. Dennis Culhane (one of the country's leading researchers on homelessness) has found again and again that severe mental illness among the community of people experiencing homelessness runs around 15% to 30%, once you exclude for the comorbidities of substance use. Most mental illness witnessed is actually a substance use disorder.

      Additionally, your point on closing hospital beds for homeless is...

      It's one of the largest misconceptions that most people experiencing homelessness experience severe mental illness. Dennis Culhane (one of the country's leading researchers on homelessness) has found again and again that severe mental illness among the community of people experiencing homelessness runs around 15% to 30%, once you exclude for the comorbidities of substance use. Most mental illness witnessed is actually a substance use disorder.

      Additionally, your point on closing hospital beds for homeless is misplaced. The average cost for a hospital / shelter bed is $13,000/year for a person experiencing homelessness, while a market rental home runs ~$8,000/year (data as of 2018, so inflation-adjust both of those numbers up). The US infrastructure to move the population experiencing homelessness into residences has actually saved the country tax dollars and given people a better chance to escape the repetitiveness of homelessness that invariably comes from hospital / shelter bed solutions.

      Your response is also a complete "Straw Man Fallacy," where you misconstrue the point of the article (mental illness) and replace it with your bogeyman of "homelessness."

      https://works.bepress.com/dennis_culhane/38/
      https://works.bepress.com/dennis_culhane/37/

  9. Bob Guest

    Love me some dine and dish. ;)

  10. Lee Guest

    ..."hopefully she stays locked up for a long time so she can’t hurt others."

    It's too bad that so many politicians don't have this sentiment. So many big cities have revolving-door crime by the same individuals.

    1. reddargon Diamond

      This is a very level-headed and fact-based comment. I'd love to hear all about the politicians that are ok with letting murderers go free.

    2. Sel, D. Guest

      There’s a link to one below. Do some googling. I don’t think this is even really up for debate. Awful consequence of the BLM movement.

      https://news.yahoo.com/man-exonerated-philadelphia-progressive-da-223006599.html

    3. Frank B Member

      I read your story. A man can be innocent of one crime but if he commits a different crime, they should not have released him? You are not seriously arguing that we should keep people in jail for crimes they did not commit? Wow, you need to take a step back and actually try to think before you post.

    4. FTF Guest

      From your link..... contradicts your beliefs....
      "The district attorney’s office released a statement on Friday in response to Harris’s new charges: “Wrongful convictions warrant correction by the criminal justice system because they undermine confidence in the system, and because the actual persons responsible for serious and violent crime are not held accountable. The facts alleged in the new arrest warrant for Harris have no bearing on the overturning of Harris’ 2012 conviction.”"

      From your link..... contradicts your beliefs....
      "The district attorney’s office released a statement on Friday in response to Harris’s new charges: “Wrongful convictions warrant correction by the criminal justice system because they undermine confidence in the system, and because the actual persons responsible for serious and violent crime are not held accountable. The facts alleged in the new arrest warrant for Harris have no bearing on the overturning of Harris’ 2012 conviction.”"

    5. Foo Blah Guest

      BS. You’ve been drinking too much of the right-wing KoolAid.

    6. CityNikky Guest

      Totally agree Lee, how many elected officials do we see that are arguing for Jan 6 terrorists not even to be prosecuted, or advocating for pardons if party in WH changes in 2024?!

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Sel, D. Guest

There’s a link to one below. Do some googling. I don’t think this is even really up for debate. Awful consequence of the BLM movement. https://news.yahoo.com/man-exonerated-philadelphia-progressive-da-223006599.html

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reddargon Diamond

This is a very level-headed and fact-based comment. I'd love to hear all about the politicians that are ok with letting murderers go free.

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Lee Guest

..."hopefully she stays locked up for a long time so she can’t hurt others." It's too bad that so many politicians don't have this sentiment. So many big cities have revolving-door crime by the same individuals.

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