Fla. Man Arrested for Allegedly Urinating on Airplane Bathroom Floor - NBC10 Boston
National & International News
The day’s top national and international news

Fla. Man Arrested for Allegedly Urinating on Airplane Bathroom Floor

Dante Bencivenga also banned from Southwest Florida International Airport for one year

Find NBC Boston in your area

Channel 10 on most providers

Channel 15, 60 and 8 Over the Air

    Winter Olympics PyeongChang 2018 Medal Count
    Country
    Total
    1
    Norway
    13141138
    2
    Canada
    1181029
    3
    Germany
    138728
    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    5 to Watch: Jessie Diggins, Men Hockey, Women's Curling, Bobsled
    Lee County Sheriff's Office
    Dante Bencivenga

    Frequent flyer tip: if you're going to use the airplane bathroom, take good aim. Otherwise, you might be grounded.

    Flight attendants say Dante Bencivenga left a mess and urine all over the floor of the bathroom on a Spirit Airlines flight before takeoff Thursday night.

    According to NBC affiliate WBBH-TV, the 58-year-old was escorted off the Michigan-bound plane and charged with trespassing and disorderly intoxication. He also was banned from Southwest Florida International Airport for one year.

    Bencivenga said he wasn't intoxicated and wanted to file a complaint with Spirit for accusing him of being drunk. He demanded to take a breathalyzer test to prove his sobriety, but a responding officer denied saying "it wasn't necessary," WBBH reported.

    Crew members said he also became belligerent when they tried to book him on a later flight, and refused to leave the concourse even after police threatened to arrest him for trespassing.