Minnesota man sentenced for disrupting flight

Published 1:24 pm Saturday, October 31, 2015

PHOENIX — A Minnesota man who harassed a flight attendant and two passengers while intoxicated has been sentenced to prison in Phoenix. 

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for Arizona said Friday that 40-year-old Jason Peter Anhorn was sentenced earlier this week to 10 months in federal prison.

Anhorn previously pleaded guilty to interference with flight crew.

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Prosecutors said Anhorn, of St. Cloud, was drunk while traveling on a Spirit Airlines flight from Dallas to Phoenix in January.

They said Anhorn physically harassed the lead flight attendant, shook the head of a female passenger and spit twice in the face of a male passenger restraining him.

The FBI, the Federal Air Marshal Service and police from Phoenix and Mesa handled the investigation.