SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah man has temporarily lost his flying privileges and passport after authorities say he pelted a flight attendant with peanuts and pretzels on a
Federal court records show Pogos Paul Sefilian of Sandy was in court Thursday on a charge of interference with a flight crew.
Sefilian has not yet entered a plea. An arraignment is set for July 22.
Court papers filed in US District Court say Sefilian was on a flight Monday evening when he took out an electronic cigarette and began to smoke it while the plane was in flight. He argued with a flight attendant when told it was against airline policy to use the device. Electronic cigarettes simulate the act of tobacco smoking by producing an inhaled mist.