Police: Angry passenger throws foot powder to get back at airline


BOSTON — A passenger who was angry because his flight was delayed tried to get back at the airline by throwing foot powder around the plane, Boston police said.

Arthur Nicolson, of Framingham, was arrested Monday after the U.S. Airways flight from Las Vegas landed at Logan International Airport.

The plane’s captain told state police that after the plane landed, Nicolson began throwing the white powder and said, “This is what your airline gets for treating me bad.”

When state police arrested Nicolson, he allegedly had a 7-ounce container of Dr. Scholl’s foot powder.

The 42-year-old Nicolson will be arraigned in East Boston District Court on Tuesday on charges of interfering with aircraft operation, disturbing the peace and disorderly conduct on a public conveyance.