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Fla. Man Arrested for Allegedly Urinating on Airplane Bathroom Floor

Dante Bencivenga also banned from Southwest Florida International Airport for one year

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    Dante Bencivenga

    Frequent flyer tip: if you're going to use the airplane bathroom, take good aim. Otherwise, you might be grounded.

    Flight attendants say Dante Bencivenga left a mess and urine all over the floor of the bathroom on a Spirit Airlines flight before takeoff Thursday night.

    According to NBC affiliate WBBH-TV, the 58-year-old was escorted off the Michigan-bound plane and charged with trespassing and disorderly intoxication. He also was banned from Southwest Florida International Airport for one year.

    Bencivenga said he wasn't intoxicated and wanted to file a complaint with Spirit for accusing him of being drunk. He demanded to take a breathalyzer test to prove his sobriety, but a responding officer denied saying "it wasn't necessary," WBBH reported.

    Crew members said he also became belligerent when they tried to book him on a later flight, and refused to leave the concourse even after police threatened to arrest him for trespassing.