North Carolina Pastor Accused of Urinating on Female Plane Passenger Resigns from Church

The North Carolina pastor accused of urinating 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.

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SOURCE: NY Daily News, Storm Gifford