Drunk, Peeing Flier Is on US Ski Team

Police hauled intoxicated teen off JetBlue flight
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 12, 2011 3:16 AM CDT
Drunk Flier Pees on Kid Passenger
"An incident was reported on Flight 166" is all JetBlue has to say on the matter.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, file)

A drunk 18-year-old urinated on an 11-year-old girl's leg on a JetBlue flight Wednesday ... and it turns out that drunk 18-year-old is a member of the US Ski Team. Robert "Sandy" Vietze was removed from the team's developmental roster yesterday in the wake of the incident, and the New York Post speculates he may have lost his shot at the 2014 Winter Games. Vietze was on his way back to New York from an Oregon training camp when had had a bit too much to drink (eight alcoholic beverages, to be exact), stumbled a few rows forward from his seat, and mistook the girl's leg for the urinal.

Flight attendants separated Vietze and the girl's furious father. "I woke up to this man yelling and literally looking like he was about to punch this kid in the face," a fellow passenger tells the Post. Police took the teen into custody after the plane landed in New York; he was issued a federal summons for indecent exposure and released. Federal prosecutors decided not to pursue the matter and dropped the case, CBS reports. "I was drunk, and I did not realize I was pissing on her leg," Vietze told police. The Post notes that he has not apologized to the girl. (Read more JetBlue stories.)

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