Peanut-Throwing Man Banned From Flying

He also had to forfeit his driver's license and passport
By Tim Karan,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 15, 2011 4:48 PM CDT
A Utah man is now forbidden to fly after allegedly throwing peanuts at flight attendants.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A Utah man may have gotten us that much closer to peanuts being banned on planes. Pogos Paul Sefilian is accused of throwing peanuts and pretzels at crew during a flight, and is now prohibited from flying on commercial airlines, reports Connect2Utah. He also allegedly refused to put away an electronic cigarette, opened overhead bins, and physically threatened flight attendants just before landing. He was arrested, had his driver's license and passport taken away, and will now be forced to wear a GPS tracking device. Of the verdict, Sefilian's lawyer says, "I thought it was reasonable." (Read more air travel stories.)

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