Boise police arrests man for punching teen on flight

Boise Police took an Idaho man into custody for punching in the arm of a 15-year-old boy on Southwest Airlines flight.

Sixty-eight-year-old Russell Miller became infuriated and punched teen’s arm after the teen refused to comply with the flight crew order that all electronic devices should be switched off as the plane was preparing to land.

The crew alerted the air traffic control-room in Boise, and the Boise police waited for the plane to land. After seeing the mark on teen’s arm and interviewing eye witnesses, the police arrested the man on battery charges.

The police said that the man became angry after the teen kept on fiddling with his iPhone. However, the teen didn’t require medical treatment.

Commenting on the topic, Boise Police said in a statement, "From what witnesses tell us, the suspect got involved with the juvenile male and hit him, leaving a mark.”

The teen told the police that he wanted to press charges.

In case of conviction, Miller could face jail term for up to six months plus a fine of up to $1,000.