PORTLAND — According to witnesses, Robert Vietze peed on an 11-year-old child while intoxicated during a flight from Portland, Oregon to New York City.
18-year old Robert Vietze of South Warren, Vermont was on a red eye flight from Portland, Oregon, the New York Post reports.
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Flight attendants separated the father and Vietze, whom they moved to the back of the plane. They also tried to clean up the pee with soap from the bathrooms.
Yet the already exciting flight was far from over. An hour before the plane landed, another passenger started complaining of chest pains and vomited. The pilot addressed the plane, asking “Is anybody on this flight a nurse or doctor? We have a medical emergency.” Yet no one stepped forward so flight attendants worked to keep him calm.
A witness told the Post that the pilots “kept coming out of the cockpit to talk to the flight crew about what was going on.”
The New York Post reports:
“I was drunk, and I did not realize I was pissing on her leg,” the 6-foot-4, 195-pound Vietze said, according to law-enforcement sources. He later claimed to have consumed eight alcoholic beverages.
The girl’s father caught Vietze midstream.
“I woke up to this man yelling and literally looking like he was about to punch this kid in the face,” said the witness, who asked not to be identified.