SAN FRANCISCO INT’L AIRPORT (AP) — A man traveling from the Bay Area to South Florida faces a federal charge following a disturbance this week on a JetBlue flight.

The FBI reports that 45-year-old Kevin Theodore Simon was flying Monday from San Francisco to Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Authorities say Simon became upset when he wasn’t allowed to buy a headset with cash. When flight attendants later decided he seemed intoxicated, they refused to sell him an alcoholic drink.

Authorities say Simon then demanded an apology after a flight attendant dropped something on his shoulder. They say he threatened the flight crew and repeatedly shouted, “I will take this plane down.”

The pilot diverted the plane to Salt Lake City, where Simon was arrested.

Simon has been charged with interference with a flight crew. He’s scheduled to be arraigned in Utah’s U.S. District Court on Feb. 3. It wasn’t immediately known if Simon had an attorney.

Comments (5)
  1. Sidnee says:

    What an idiot! Throw him to The Mormons!

  2. SoCal in NoCal says:

    He’s a bay area guy. Figures.

    1. Please NoMo SoCals in NoCal says:

      Actually, the guy is FROM Ft Lauderdale and moved to SOUTHERN California two years ago! GO FIGURE, HuH?!?! Idiot.

  3. Robert L Martin says:

    This guy should be banned from flying for life on any airplane.

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