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article imageMan throws tantrum over reading light on Alaska Airlines flight

By Leigh Goessl
Jul 30, 2012 in Travel
Tacoma - A man may find himself facing criminal charges after having an argument over a reading light. The incident occurred on an Alaska Airlines flight from Honolulu to Bellingham International Airport this past weekend.
According to NBC News, the Tacoma., Wash., man may find himself in hot water after having a dispute on Sat. with a female passenger over a reading light. Allegedly, the 50-year-old man asked the other passenger to turn off the light so he could sleep, and purportedly, she refused.
After she declined to turn off her reading light, the man is said to have become disruptive.
The Bellingham Herald reported the flight attendants informed the man that the woman was allowed to keep her reading light on, and this further angered the man. The Herald reported the male passenger allegedly shouted some profanities, including "F-bombs" and harassed the woman by "hitting the back of her seat again and again."
Authorities spoke with the man upon landing in Tacoma and they determined he was not a flight risk; he was allowed to go home.
At this time, federal officials are deciding whether or not the unnamed passenger will face charges for causing a disruption on the Saturday flight, reported USA Today.
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