On Tuesday, police identified the North Carolina pastor accused of urinating on a woman during a Delta flight from Las Vegas to Detroit earlier this month.
The Winston-Salem Journal obtained a copy of the police report naming Daniel Chalmers as the suspect. When the flight landed at Wayne Metro Airport in Detroit on October 12, the police arrested him.
A passenger named Alicia Beverly told police she woke up around 2:45 a.m. to a man standing over. She didn’t initially realize what was happening until she felt her clothes were wet. Beverly alerted the flight crew, and when asked what happened, she screamed, “He peed on me!” The crew moved her to another seat.
When questioned by police, Chalmers initially denied any wrongdoing had occurred.
“Whatever it is she is accusing me of, I didn’t do it,” he said to police. “I’m a pastor, that is out of my character, and I didn’t do it.”
The police report states that the officer questioning him noticed a wet spot on his shorts. The victim’s clothes were covered in urine, as well as the seat she was sitting in on the plane.
Initially, Chalmers denied drinking any alcohol, even though it was evident to authorities that he reeked of alcohol and had bloodshot eyes. He eventually admitted to the police officer that he had taken medication and later admitted to having a few drinks.
An FBI agent issued Chalmers a ticket and released him.
According to the Journal, Chalmers leads the Love Wins Ministries in Raleigh and is a staff member of at Catch the Fire Raleigh-Durham church.