Colorado man was arrested at Indianapolis airport after refusing to put away cellphone, police say

Man arrested on disorderly conduct charge

INDIANAPOLIS - A Colorado man was arrested at Indianapolis International Airport after he refused of put away his cellphone before takeoff, police said.

Officers were called to the airport just before 7:30 a.m. Wednesday on a report of an uncooperative passenger.

The pilot of a Southwest flight headed to Denver told police that Alois Vetter, 45, of Milliken, Colo., refused repeated requests from the crew to put away his cellphone before takeoff.

When the pilot returned the plane to the gate, Vetter refused to leave the plane until police arrived, according to a police report.

Vetter was arrested on a preliminary charge of disorderly conduct.

The Indiana Department of Child Services took custody of Vetter's juvenile daughter.

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