Airline passenger faces federal charge with a possible $250,000 fine for refusing to wear mask, urinating in cabin

USA TODAY

Airline passenger faces federal charge with a possible $250,000 fine for refusing to wear mask, urinating in cabin

Associated PressSat, March 13, 2021, 5:21 PM

DENVER — A Colorado man accused of disrupting an Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to Denver by refusing to wear a mask and then standing up and urinating in the cabin faces a federal charge of interfering with a flight crew and attendants that carries a maximum term of 20 years in prison and a possible $250,000 fine.

The FBI arrested 24-year-old Landon Grier of Canon City after the flight landed March 9, according to an affidavit filed in U.S. District Court in Denver.

The affidavit by FBI Special Agent Martin Daniell III, who interviewed Grier and crew members, says Grier appeared to be trying to sleep but swatted at an attendant when she asked him repeatedly to put on his mask, as required by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Keep Reading

MGM Grand Las Vegas | Coolest Luxury Hotels


“Located on the Las Vegas Strip, this elegant resort features a large casino with a gaming floor, tropical-inspired pools and a selection of dining options are also available. McCarran International Airport is 10 minutes’ drive away. Accommodations at the resort are decorated in both contemporary and classic styles. The air-conditioned accommodations includes a flat-screen cable TV with pay-per-view channels, a work desk and an private bathroom with free toiletries. Dining options at the MGM Grand include award-winning restaurants such as classic steakhouse dishes at Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak. Pool areas of MGM Grand provide private cabanas and a lazy river.” -Booking.com “The City of Entertainment,” the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas has many entertainment choices. Grand Garden Arena hosts superstars, championship boxing, and national TV awards shows. High-flyin’ Cirque du Soleil’s KA, mixes acrobatic performances, martial arts and pyrotechnics. Nightclubs/bars are Centrifuge, Whiskey Down, and three-story mega-nightclub, Hakkasan, with music by celebrity DJs. Restaurants include Morimoto Las Vegas, Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill and Craftsteak.”


Woman’s Life Saved on Plane Thanks to 3 Doctors on Flight


Check-in to clean & safe hotels at 40% off! Use code: HOTELSALE40 (Valid 6/1 - 12/31)
When an airline passenger had a medical emergency, she was fortunate enough to be on a flight with not one, but three doctors. Forty-five minutes after taking off from Miami for Los Angeles, the flight attendant asked if there were any doctors on board over the intercom. Dr. Salima Thobani and her husband, Dr. Rahim Govani, rushed to help the woman, who was having chest pains. That’s when their friend, Dr. Nilesh Vora, joined in. The plane made an emergency landing that saved the woman’s life.

MSC Cruises