CHIBA (TR) – Chiba Prefectural Police have arrested a 24-year-old male American national for urinating on a fellow passenger during a flight from the U.S. last week, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Aug. 18).
At around 10:20 a.m. on August 17, Denish Parekh, an engineer living in Illinois, allegedly unzipped his pants and peed on a male Japanese national, 50, as he slept in his seat on All Nippon Airways flight 11, which originated in Chicago.
Parekh, who has been accused of assault, denies the allegations. “Since I was drunk, I do not recall the incident,” the suspect was quoted by police.
According to police, Parekh and the victim, seated two rows apart, were not acquainted. Prior to the incident, the suspect drank four glasses of champagne and one cup of sake.
As the incident unfolded, the victim, who also lives in Illinois, awoke and attempted to stop Parekh. However, the suspect continued the deed.
Members of the cabin crew eventually separated the pair. Upon arrival at Narita International Airport, the staff turned the suspect over to police.