Florida Man Accused of Urinating on Floor of Plane Kicked Off Flight, Arrested

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

010818 Dante Bencivenga
Lee County Sheriff's Office

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.

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