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In-Flight iPhone Rage Leads to Arrest

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Whether they're male or female, I think we can all agree that teenagers are the most punchable people on the planet. Easily beating newborns and Baby Boomers, teenagers from any era are the most despicable beings who've ever walked the earth.

Unfortunately, the law prevents us from striking a minor unless physically provoked. And even then it's a little sketchy. At least in this country.

So when we hear about such an incident, we put on airs in public. "Oh, what a horrible person!" we say. "They didn't deserve that!" But deep down, we know. They probably did.

Such is the case of Boise resident Russell Miller. The 68-year-old grew tired of an unruly teen and gave him a pop on the arm. And it's at this point where I'm supposed to write, "Oh, what a horrible person!" But you see where I'm going with this.

Miller was on a Southwest flight from Las Vegas when he noticed the 15-year-old next to him refusing to switch off his iPhone despite the flight staff's request to turn off electronic devices. Police claim the teen was listening to music and playing video games when Miller got angry and punched the kid in the arm.

However, this not being the '40s anymore, the law frowns on that type of behavior. The pilots radioed air traffic control in order to have police waiting at the gate.

Lt. Kent Lipple told KBOI-TV, "He punched him so hard there was a mark on the teen's arm. That gave us probable cause to believe the reports from the other passengers."

Miller was charged with one count of misdemeanor battery, booked into the Ada County jail, and silently applauded by any parent who's raised a 15-year-old.
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