24-year-old American urinates on fellow passenger during flight to Japan
It has been reported that he does not remember the incident that took place on board the All Nippon Airways (ANA) flight
A 24-year-old American passenger allegedly urinated on a co-passenger during a flight from Chicago O'Hare to Narita International Airport in Tokyo. The man who has been identified as Denish Kishorchandra Parekh reportedly claimed he had no recollection of the incident which took place on board the All Nippon Airways (ANA) flight on August 17.
Parekh, an engineer, allegedly drank around four glasses of champagne and one glass of sake before he suddenly turned around and urinated on a 50-year-old Japanese man who was sitting two rows behind him in the business class section, according to People.
Authorities said both the men did not argue on the flight after the incident and that the Japanese man did not know Parekh. The cabin crew in the flight restrained the drunk man after the incident and handed him over to the local authorities after the flight landed, the Japan Times reported.
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In another incident involving flights, a man was convicted on August 16 on charges of sexual assault after he "digitally penetrated" a woman sitting next to him on a flight from Las Vegas to Detroit in January this year. Thirty-five-year-old Prabhu Ramamoorthy could end up facing life behind bars after the assault which happened on a Spirit Airlines flight.
The 22-year-old woman woke up to find the man's hand inside her unzipped pants. According to CNN, the suspect also said that he had been in a "deep sleep" when the assault happened and he claimed he had no idea he did anything to the woman.
Attorney Matthew Schneider said in a statement after the decision: "Everyone has the right to be secure and safe when they travel on airplanes. We will not tolerate the behavior of anyone who takes advantage of victims who are in a vulnerable position, and we are glad the jury agreed. We appreciate the victim in this case for her courage to speak out." The statement also said that Ramamoorthy will be deported from the country after he serves out his prison sentence because he is in the country on a work visa.
In yet another case that happened, a man had been arrested after taking a flight from Denver to Charleston in May for harassing a woman and then urinating on the seat in front. The incident happened on a Frontier Airlines flight after Michael Allen Haag drank two alcoholic beverages.
According to USA Today, the airline said in a statement at that time: "We have been made aware of this situation and are working with the appropriate authorities." Haag may end up getting 20 years behind bars and has been charged with interfering with a flight crew member and indecent exposure.