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Man removed from flight and banned from airport for urinating all over bathroom on plane

By William Martin 4:58 AM January 7, 2018
Dante Bencivenga

A man who was drunk caused a bad smell on an airplane by leaving a mess in the bathroom.

Police arrested the man at the Southwest Florida International Airport after a Spirit Airlines flight crew told officers that he urinated all over the bathroom.

According to Lee County Port Authority Police, 58-year-old Dante Bencivenga of Fort Myers urinated on the toilet and the carpet of the plane.

Bencivenga was asked to leave the plane. He left, but he became belligerent and was swearing at the attendant after getting off, according to the airline.

Bencivenga then tried to book a flight for the next day while he allegedly continued to cause disturbances and refused to leave the lobby.

Police were called and Bencivenga was arrested. He is facing charges of disorderly intoxication and trespassing.

The officers who responded said that Bencivenga had a strong smell of alcohol but he claimed he that he was not intoxicated and requested a breathalyzer test to prove his innocence.

Bencivenga was told not to return to the airport property for a year and was booked into the Lee County jail before being released on $2,250 bail.