Adam Kealing of Austin, Texas was arrested at O’Hare International Airport on Wednesday after he allegedly refused to turn off his cell phone and punched another passenger during United Flight 5587.
The captain turned the plane around and police was called. Then, the 31-year-old troublemaker, who was apparently drunk, resisted arrest and slightly injured one officer.
Kealing was charged with battery and resisting arrest. He is due in court August 23.