COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — Two brothers from Utah were arrested at O'Hare International Airport after getting kicked off of a plane by the pilot for being drunk and belligerent, prosecutors said.
Ricky Lindsey, 53, owner of Prime Insurance in Chicago and Utah, and his younger brother, Randy, were drunk when they boarded a plane at O'Hare Sunday night, prosecutors said at a bond hearing Tuesday.
After making rude comments to a member of the flight staff and acting generally "belligerent," Randy Lindsey was ordered off the plane by the pilot, prosecutors said. Police arrived to the jet bridge to find him arguing with a Delta employee.
Police tried to calm Lindsey and cuff him, but the Utah man allegedly resisted, struggling with the officer.
Ricky Lindsey rushed in, attempting to pull the officer off of his brother while yelling, "leave my brother alone," according to a police report.
Even when police finally got the two brothers under control, Randy Lindsey kicked at an officer's shin while sitting on curb.
Both men were charged with aggravated battery to the police and misdemeanor resisting arrest. Randy Lindsey, who has a burglary conviction out of Utah, also faces a charge of assault for charging at a Delta employee, prosecutors said.
In asking for a low bond for the two men, their attorney said Ricky Lindsey employs more than 100 people in Illinois through his company, Prime Insurance, which is located at 303 W. Madison St.
Cook County Judge Donald Panarese Jr. ordered the Lindsey brothers held on $50,000 bail each.
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