Airline passenger refuses to wear mask and urinates in his seat — faces $250K fine and 20 years in prison

A Colorado man who refused to wear a mask on an Alaska Airlines flight and urinated in the cabin faces a federal charge of interfering with a flight crew and attendants. The charge carries a maximum term of 20 years in prison and a possible fine of $250,000, KXAS-TV reports.

Landon Grier, 24, was arrested by the FBI on March 9 after the flight landed in Denver. According to the FBI’s affidavit, Grier was trying to sleep when he swatted at a flight attendant who repeatedly tried to get him to put on a mask. Flight attendants were later summoned by a passenger who saw Grier urinating in a his seat.

Grier reportedly told the FBI that he had several beers and “a couple of shots” before boarding the flight, fell asleep, and “awoke to being yelled at by the flight attendants who told him he was peeing.”

“He stated he had no recollection of hitting the flight attendant and didn’t know if he was peeing,” FBI Special Agent Martin Daniell III said.

After his court appearance on Thursday, he was released on $100,000 bond until his next court appearance on March 26.

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