Boise Man's Wings Clipped After Flight Kerfuffle


The skies were not so friendly over Boise Tuesday night.

A Boise man cooled his heels at the Ada County Jail after being charged with punching a fellow passenger aboard a Southwest Airline flight.

Russell Earl Miller, 68, was charged with misdemeanor battery. According to Boise police Miller got upset with a teenage boy sitting next to him. According to the arresting report, the boy refused to turn off his iPhone as the flight was approaching the Boise Airport. Police said that's when Miller took matters into his hands, or his fist, and slugged the teen in the arm. The young man didn't require hospitalization.

Russell Earl Miller