Man accused of assaulting flight attendant with peanuts, pretzels

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/52177965-78/flight-attendant-sefilian-complaint.html.csp

    A Sandy man is charged in U.S. District Court with assaulting a flight attendant with bags of peanuts and pretzels after he was asked to stop using an electronic cigarette aboard a flight from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City this week.
    Pogos Paul Sefilian, 42, became combative on Southwest Airlines Flight 188, which departed Los Angeles at 6 p.m. on Monday, according to a complaint filed in federal court on Tuesday. Sefilian started using an electronic cigarette after boarding the plane. The device uses heat to simulate smoking tobacco-filled cigarettes with a vapor that is inhaled. A flight attendant spotted Sefilian with the electronic cigarette and informed him he couldn’t use it on the plane, the complaint states.

    Sefilian argued with the flight attendant, but stowed the device, according to the complaint. But after takeoff, he pulled it out and became enraged when the attendant again asked him to put it away, the complaint states.

    Later, he threw peanuts and pretzels at the flight attendant and at the flight deck door in an apparent attempt to protest the airline’s policy banning electronic cigarettes, the complaint states. The flight attendant asked Sefilian to stop his unruly behavior, but as the flight approached Salt Lake City International Airport, Sefilian jumped up and started opening overhead containers, the complaint states.
     
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    Perhaps a short reflective period in a cell can convince the miscreant of the error of his ways.
     
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    One would hope so, but somehow I doubt it. Frankly, I think people like this should just be shoved out the door of the plane - while it's still in the air. :D I know it's impossible to open the door in flight, but it's fun to think about, isn't it? :)
     
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    Great, now they're going to ban pretzels on airplanes. The few airlines that still offer any kind of snacks will be brought down to UA/CO's level -- replacing meals in Y with ... NOTHING.
     
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    I think some of the best fight scenes in Bond movies are in the air. :cool: Although in that one where he fights Jaws (metal mouth) and Jaws falls to the ground and gets saved by a circus tent is pretty unbelievable.
     
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    This may be why meals were eliminated in Y. Getting hit with a leg of lamb or hot soup can really ruin your day. :eek:
     
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