Influencer confronts man on plane after claiming he took a photo of her while she was asleep
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The fitness influencer shared on an Instagram story that she swiftly confronted the man, demanding he delete the pictures before being relocated on the plane away from him.
"I am shaking with rage," the model said on social media.
"This gentleman here was taking photos of me while I was asleep, they had to let me know to move me."
When a flight attendant notified Rios, she initially thought the man recognised her from social media.
However, she told her 644,000 followers that the flight attendant believed the creep was up to something far more insidious as he was zooming in, trying to see what was under her clothes.
According to the New York Post, the man had sent the snaps to a friend via WhatsApp.
Rios continued: "I felt very vulnerable and insecure so I told the flight attendant that I was going to confront him because I wanted him to delete the photos from his mobile phone," Rios recalled, while bursting into tears on camera.
"I went to him feeling that my privacy had been invaded, I said this was not right, that I could be his mother, sister or daughter."
Rios proceeded to take a screenshot of the message he sent to the man's friend and later forwarded it to the authorities.
After the man was caught red-handed, the fitness guru revealed that Federal Police officers were waiting to escort him off the plane once they landed at the airport.
In the clip, once the man was escorted off the flight, passengers were heard applauding.
Rios added that the man was then taken to a nearby police station; however, he was not placed under arrest.
Despite Rios' alarming tale, this isn’t the first time a peeping tom has been reprimanded on a commercial flight.
The South China Morning Post reported in 2017 two pilots allegedly hid a camera in a plane’s bathroom.
The dup had rigged up the camera to live-streamed the video captured from the loos to an iPad placed on the cockpit's windshield.
However, according to the outlet, the pilots later denied installing cameras in the lavatory.