Texas Man Returns Home After Being Arrested Overseas

A Texas man is back home after being arrested at an airport in Abu Dhabi four weeks ago.

Joseph Lee was taken into custody the week of Thanksgiving while returning home from a vacation with his son Jonathan.

Jonathan and his sister Elaine, who lives in Plano, made an emotional plea for their father’s safe return.

They said they didn’t hear from their father for weeks.

Jonathan says he returned home December 14. He is charged with "non-compliance of police orders" and fined 10,000 dirhams, or $2,723.

Initially, the Lee family thought the arrest was because Joseph tried to use a cell phone during a security screening.

Now, they say the arrest had nothing to do with the phone.

No details of what led to the arrest were given.

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