68-Year Old Punches Teen For Not Turning Off iPhone On Flight

via The Consumerist by Ben Popken on 12/29/10


A 68-year old man was arrested for punching a teenager after the kid wouldn’t turn off his iPhone during the final approach for landing.

Flight attendants announced, as usual, that the flight was getting ready for a final descent and that all gizmos and whatzits were to be turned off. The teen, who was bipping and bopping along to his music and fiddling around with some kind of “game” on his “iPhone,” ignored the request.

The man got angry at the whippersnapper and started an in-flight fracas, which left the snot-nosed punk with a mark on his arm, according to police. The pilot radioed air traffic control and had cops waiting for the man when they arrived at the gate.

The man, whose face has white whiskers and a beard on it, was charged with one count of misdemeanor battery.

Cops: Man punches teen on flight during iPhone kerfuffle [KBOI2] (Thanks to GitEmSteveDave!)

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