A man who was seen drinking how own alcohol onboard an easyJet flight from Copenhagen to Edinburgh this week “has been charged by police after he urinated on fellow passengers.”
The strangest thing is it doesn’t appear to simply be the case of a drunk guy who either couldn’t make it to the lavatory or who didn’t know the difference between his seat and the lavatory. Instead, it appears to have been retaliatory in a misplaced-aggression sort of way.
The 26-year-old had tried to disembark from the plane shortly after it landed at the city’s airport but had been told by cabin crew to return to his seat.
Instead, the customer unzipped his trousers and proceeded to empty his bladder onto people sitting in nearby seats.
While little comfort to the affected passengers, the man was taken into custody.
This is the fourth such recent incident I’m aware of.
- In February a self-medicating man urinated on the floor of a Boeing 787 headed for the U.K..
- In April, a man on an American Airlines San Francisco – Charlotte redeye pulled his pants down, arched his back, and… A flight attendant sent him to the bathroom. Where he promptly fell asleep on the floor.
- This trend was started of course by the JetBlue passenger last September who was ultimately charged with criminal mischief and offensive littering.
The JetBlue passenger made it into the New York Times. Now it seems so de rigueur as to barely merit a mention.
Unfortunately, with 3 billion people flying each year, some of them are awful or at least awful seatmates. And of course these stories almost always involve alcohol even if only 4 people drinking onboard actually did this in the past year.