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Pogos Paul Sefilian Jailed For Throwing Peanuts, Pretzels On Southwest Airlines Flight

BRIAN SKOLOFF   07/12/11 10:03 PM ET   AP

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

Pogos Paul Sefilian faces 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 it was against airline policy and to put away the device.

Authorities say Sefilian became enraged and threw peanuts and pretzels at the flight attendant.

He remained held. His attorney declined to comment.

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