The North Carolina pastor accused of peeing on a female passenger during a flight has resigned his post.
Daniel Chalmers, who was on board an Oct. 12 Detroit-bound flight from Las Vegas, “expressed grief and horror” to his fellow pastors at his Raleigh-Durham church before abruptly resigning Friday, according to Catch The Fire’s senior leaders, Murray Smith and Ash Smith.
When Chalmers was confronted by the Smiths as to why he didn’t address the issue earlier, he claimed he was horrified “over his actions and the effects on his fellow passenger,” according to their statement.
Chalmers was reportedly in charge of communications projects and some teaching jobs at the church.
“Catch The Fire Raleigh-Durham was shocked and saddened to learn (on Oct. 27) about Chalmers’ arrest in connection with the Oct. 12 incident,” read the Smiths’ statement.
The pastors also made clear that the man and his wife, Shara Lea Chalmers, have no official connection to the church.
A Detroit Airport Police report noted that Chalmers admitted peeing on the passenger — identified only as a 28-year-old Detroit resident — but later denied the accusation, according to the Charlotte Observer.
The victim “woke up feeling something warm on her body and when she looked up to her right, she observed Mr. Chalmers standing next to her shaking his exposed penis,” read the police report. “(She) stated that she then noticed that Mr. Chalmers urinated on her and she started screaming.”
A police officer seated nearby heard the commotion and asked the woman what was wrong.
“He peed on me!” she cried.
The cop then asked the suspect — whose breath smelled of alcohol and eyes were red after the flight landed, according to the police report — what he did.
“I peed on her,” Chalmers allegedly said, according to the report. “I thought I was going to the bathroom.”
Chalmers’ blood-alcohol content was .017 upon testing, reported the Winston-Salem Journal, which added that the victim has filed a $2 million civil lawsuit.
After hearing the news, do you think the pastor’s congregation was … pissed? *chuckles*