published Friday, July 15th, 2011

Man accused of throwing snacks at flight attendant

SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah man has lost his flying privileges and passport after authorities say he pelted a flight attendant with peanuts and pretzels on a Southwest Airlines plane from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City.

KUTV reports Pogos Paul Sefilian of Sandy was in court Thursday on a federal charge of interference with a flight crew.

Authorities say Sefilian was on a flight Monday evening when he attempted to smoke an electronic cigarette. A complaint filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court says a flight attendant repeatedly told him to put away the device.

Authorities say Sefilian became enraged and threw snacks at the attendant.

He was released from jail and ordered to wear a GPS tracking device as he awaits another court date. His lawyer, Parker Douglas, tells KUTV he thought the restrictions were reasonable.

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Leaf said...

jack, what does your misleading rhetoric have to do with this article?

July 15, 2011 at 1:23 p.m.
dao1980 said...

Uh oh, we could have another civil rights case on our hands.

July 15, 2011 at 4:08 p.m.
hcirehttae said...

At least he didn't throw his lingerie or his pajama pants at the attendant.

Can't we all just behave ourselves for a few hours on an airplane? I saw the picture of that weirdo (and I don't say that lightly) in women's panties; he doesn't have a "right" to dress like that for an airplane flight in close quarters with many other people. I saw the video of the guy with the baggy pants arguing (politely, I allow) with the police and the pilot. I'm sorry, if the pilot wants you off the plane, there's no discussion, you missed your chance, YOU'RE OFF THE PLANE!

I for one would really like the pilots and attendants to concentrate on their jobs without these ridiculous distractions: turn OFF the cell phones and computers (O-F-F, that spells OFF, not peeking between your legs or up your sleeve or in your bag like you're in middle school); wear your clothes on your body properly like you're at your grandma's house; and obey the very reasonable directives of the people in charge. DUH, AMERICA! Act like your best self or stay home.

July 15, 2011 at 6:54 p.m.
328Kwebsite said...

I didn't like the peanuts, either.

July 16, 2011 at 12:26 a.m.
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