Man Urinates On Fellow Passenger During Flight To Japan

Passenger planes of All Nippon Airways are seen at Tokyo's Haneda airport on July 31. A man allegedly urinated on another passenger during a flight from Chicago to Tokyo on Friday. Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty

A man was arrested on Friday after he urinated on a fellow passenger during a flight from Chicago O'Hare to Tokyo's Narita International Airport.

The man was identified as Denish Kishorchandra Parekh, a 24-year-old American. According to The Japan Times, Parekh has no recollection of the incident on board the All Nippon Airways flight.

Parekh allegedly drank at least four glasses of champagne and one cup of sake before turning around and urinating on a 50-year-old Japanese man who was seated two rows behind him.

Police said that the two men didn't argue and that the 50-year-old man didn't know the suspect. The cabin crew restrained the suspect following the incident and handed him over to local authorities once the flight landed in Japan.

In another incident, a man was convicted on Thursday for sexual assault after he digitally penetrated a woman during a flight from Las Vegas to Detroit in January. The suspect, 35-year-old Prabhu Ramamoorthy, could face life in prison after the incident, which took place on a Spirit Airlines flight.

The 22-year-old victim woke up to find that Ramamoorthy's hand was down her unzipped pants. The suspect said that he was in "deep sleep" when the incident occurred and that he had no knowledge of doing anything to the woman, according to CNN.

"Everyone has the right to be secure and safe when they travel on airplanes. We will not tolerate the behavior of anyone who takes advantage of victims who are in a vulnerable position, and we are glad the jury agreed. We appreciate the victim in this case for her courage to speak out," said Attorney Matthew Schneider in a statement following the decision.

The statement also said that Ramamoorthy will be deported after serving his prison sentence because he is in the U.S. on a working visa.

In a separate case, a man was arrested after a flight from Denver, Colorado, to Charleston, South Carolina, in May after harassing a woman and then urinating on the seat in front of him. The incident took place on a Frontier Airlines flight after the suspect, Michael Allen Haag, drank two alcoholic beverages.

"We have been made aware of this situation and are working with the appropriate authorities," the airline said in a statement at the time, according to USA Today. Haag may face up to 20 years in prison and is charged with interfering with a flight crew member and indecent exposure.