Pastor resigns after peeing on flight passenger ‘thinking she was a toilet’, now faces $2m lawsuit

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A North Carolina pastor accused of urinating on a female passenger during a flight has resigned from his post.

Daniel Chalmers, a pastor, was on board an Oct. 12 Detroit-bound flight from Las Vegas when he urinated on a 28-year-old passenger- a Detroit resident (pictured below)

Pastor resigns and faces $2m lawsuit after being accused of peeing on female flight passenger

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

According to the report, the police then asked the suspect whose breath smelled of alcohol, what he did.

Pastor resigns and faces $2m lawsuit after being accused of peeing on female flight passenger

“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, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.

The victim has now filed a $2 million civil lawsuit.

On October 27, the police arrested Chalmers and he has now been charged to court.

Before his arrest, he was a pastor at Catch The Fire Raleigh-Durham church owned by Murray Smith and Ash Smith.

Chalmers and his wife (pictured below), Shara Lea Chalmers, also lead ‘Love Wins Ministries’ in Raleigh, which “has no official connection” to Catch the Fire Raleigh-Durham, the Smiths said.

Pastor resigns and faces $2m lawsuit after being accused of peeing on female flight passenger

On Friday October 30, he resigned from his role.

He “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 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.

Before his resignation he was 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.


  1. That’s nonsense, what type of alcohol does it take to warrant such ill behaviour, she should sue him for doing this rubbish.

  2. So, someone can drink alcohol to the extent that he won’t remember to distinguish or separate the toilet with where people sat downs. Is worse.

  3. This is funny o, but how did she look like a toilet?
    If its a Nigerian man now arrogant and pride won’t allow him resign, but this pastor resigned on his own
    without General Overseer telling him to resign.
    Dear Pastor God will bless you.

  4. That’s Nonsense, What Type Of Alcohol Does It Take To Warrant Such Ill Behaviour, She Should Sue Him For Doing This Rubbish.

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