Meet Landon Grier, 24, who allegedly refused to wear a face mask on an Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to Denver (as required by the FAA) on March 9 and then apparently urinated in the cabin.
He’s now facing a possible 20 year prison sentence and $250,000 fine for the federal charge of interfering with a flight crew and attendants.
From NBC DFW:
The affidavit by FBI Special Agent Martin Daniell III, who interviewed Grier and crew members, says Grier appeared to be trying to sleep but swatted at an attendant when she asked him repeatedly to put on his mask, as required by the Federal Aviation Administration.
A passenger later summoned attendants because Grier was urinating in his seat area, Daniell wrote.
The agent said Grier told him he had several beers and “a couple of shots” before boarding the flight, fell asleep on the plane and “awoke to being yelled at by the flight attendants who told him he was peeing.”
Grier later admitted to having several beers and “a couple of shots” before the flight.
Journalist Jeremy Jojola reports that Grier has several previous arrests including drunk driving and burglary.
A Colorado man accused of disrupting an Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to Denver by refusing to wear a mask and then standing up and urinating in the cabin faces a federal charge of interfering with a flight crew and attendants. https://t.co/Jspq7Sb8fy
— NBC29 (@NBC29) March 13, 2021
Note: Mug shot is from a 2017 arrest in Fremont County. Grier has multiple arrests on his record, including drunk driving and burglary.
— Jeremy Jojola (@jeremyjojola) March 12, 2021