Man arrested after peeing on fellow airplane passengers
A man was arrested after urinating on other people and their belongings in the last half-hour of a Portland-bound flight
By Everton Bailey Jr.
PORTLAND, Ore. — A passenger on a Portland-bound flight was arrested after police say he urinated on other passengers, their seats and carry-on items about a half-hour before the plane landed early Friday.
Jeff David Rubin, 26, of Gresham was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on misdemeanor accusations of offensive littering and third-degree criminal mischief. He has since been released on his own recognizance.
Rubin was "slumped over asleep in his seat" when Port of Portland officers boarded the plane about 4:30 a.m. after it landed at Portland International Airport, according to a Port police report.
Plane staff and other passengers told officers that Rubin had been sleeping for most of the flight, but stood up toward the end of the trip and began urinating between the space of the seats in front of him, the report said. The urine hit passengers sitting there.
Rubin soon lost his balance and fell backward, causing his urine to shoot upward, the report said. Other passengers, their seats and their personal belongings were hit.
No one was injured on the JetBlue flight from Anchorage, Alaska, said Steve Johnson, a Port spokesman. Tamara Young, a JetBlue spokeswoman, confirmed that authorities boarded the flight to investigate a "customer incident," but referred questions about the case to police.
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