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Police: Utah brothers arrested after drunken scuffle at O'Hare

Tribune reporter

Two brothers from Utah were arrested after one of them made "lewd and offensive" remarks to the flight crew aboard a plane at O'Hare International Airport, sparking a drunken fracas that continued after police arrived.

Randy F. Lindsey, 48, of Salt Lake City, and Ricky J. Lindsey, 53, of Heber City, were each charged with one felony count of aggravated battery to police and two misdemeanor counts of resisting a police officer, according to police.

Randy Lindsey was also charged with misdemeanor assault for threatending a flight crew member, police said.

Officers were called around around 9 p.m. Sunday about a man who was intoxicated and angry on a jet bridge to Terminal 2, Gate E10, police said. The pilot had refused to fly the man on a Delta Airlines flight because he had made "lewd and offensive remarks" to the crew, according to a police report.

Responding officers saw Delta workers trying to hold the lunging 6-foot-3 Randy Lindsey back after he had told a Delta supervisor, "You can't talk to my brother and get away with it," the report said.

As police were trying to place him in custody, Ricky Lindsey, who stands 6-foot-5,  jumped in and was trying to "pull back" on an officer's shoulder, the report said.

"Leave my brother alone!" Ricky Lindsey yelled at the officer, according to the report.

The brothers resisted but eventually were placed into custody. While Randy Lindsey was sitting handcuffed on the floor of the jet way, he kicked a police officer in the leg, the report said.

The two men were arrested and taken to the Jefferson Park District police station on the Northwest Side, where they were placed in the lockup until their court appearance.

Two officers were taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge to be checked out.

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