Lead pastor of Love Wins Ministries in North Carolina is identified by cops as the man who urinated on a woman on an overnight flight after having a ‘terrible reaction’ from mixing alcohol and sleeping pills
- Police identified Daniel Chalmers as the pastor who urinated on Alicia Beverly on a Delta flight from Las Vegas to Detroit on October 13
- Chalmers issued an apology on Tuesday, saying: ‘I took an Ambien for the first time to sleep well on my flight and had a terrible reaction’
- ‘I am so sorry for how this effected [sic] everyone on this flight and especially one lady passenger. I have reached out and apologized to her as well,’ he added
- Chalmers is the lead pastor at Love Wins Ministries in Raleigh, North Carolina
- The police report said Chalmers initially denied Beverly’s accusations when he was arrested after the flight landed and cited for simple assault
- He also told the captain he would sue Delta for defamation, the report states
- Initial news reports described the perpetrator as a prominent ‘North Carolina pastor’, prompting fevered online speculation about his identity
- Famed televangelist Billy Graham’s grandson Will took to social media to deny rumors that it was him last week
Daniel Chalmers (pictured) was identified as the pastor who urinated on a woman on a red-eye Delta flight earlier this month
The head of Love Wins Ministries in North Carolina has been identified as the pastor who urinated on a woman on a red-eye Delta flight earlier this month.
Daniel Chalmers of Raleigh was arrested on October 13 after his flight from Las Vegas landed at the Detroit Metro Airport, according to a police report.
Fellow passenger Alicia Beverly claimed that she woke up on the plane at around 2.45am to find a man urinating on her.
Initial news reports described the perpetrator as a prominent ‘North Carolina pastor’ who had a bad reaction to a sleep aid, prompting fevered online speculation about his identity.
After finally being named on Tuesday following the release of the police report, Chalmers fessed up publicly in a statement obtained by FOX 2.
‘I want to sincerely apologize for my actions on this overnight flight,’ Chalmers said. ‘I took an Ambien for the first time to sleep well on my flight and had a terrible reaction.
‘I am so sorry for how this effected [sic] everyone on this flight and especially one lady passenger in particular. I have reached out and apologized to her as well.
‘I want to please ask everyone for their forgiveness in this. I never intended or wanted for this to happen.’
Chalmers is the lead pastor at Love Wins Ministries in Raleigh, North Carolina. He issued an apology for the peeing incident on Tuesday after being named in a police report
Alicia Beverly (pictured) said she woke up on the plane at 2.45am to find a man peeing on her
The police report states that Beverly alerted the flight crew after her horrifying wake-up call and was separated from Chalmers. When asked what had happened, she said: ‘He peed on me!’
Flight attendants also asked Chalmers: ‘What did you do?’, to which he replied: ‘I peed on her, I thought I was going to the bathroom.’
Airport police boarded the plane when it reached its destination in Detroit and Beverly told officers her side of the story.
Chalmers initially denied her accusations, telling the officers: ‘I’m a pastor, that is out of my character and I didn’t do it,’ according to the report.
Chalmers was arrested on October 13 after his flight from Las Vegas landed at the Detroit Metro Airport
When he demanded proof of Beverly’s claims, one of the officers told him that ‘the victim’s clothing was covered in his urine and the seat was as well,’ the report states, adding that witnesses also saw Chalmers standing directly over her.
The officer said he smelled alcohol on Chalmers, who had bloodshot eyes and ‘a small, visually apparent wet spot in the groin area of his shorts’. Chalmers also told officers he was on medication.
As he was escorted off the plane and taken into custody, Chalmers reportedly told the flight’s captain that he was going to sue Delta for ‘defamation of character for their treatment of him’.
Chalmers was later interviewed by an FBI agent and received a court appearance notice for misdemeanor assault before being released.
Documents obtained by FOX 2 indicated that Chalmers blew a .17 in a blood alcohol test following the flight. He told police that he had two drinks before boarding.
The Winston-Salem Journal reported that Chalmers is the lead pastor at Love Wins Ministries in Raleigh, as well as a staff member at Catch the Fire Raleigh-Durham Church.
The Love Wins Ministries website features several photos of Chalmers with his wife Shara. A description on the site states: ‘Danny Chalmers passionately pursues the presence of Jesus and has one goal in life: to love like Jesus.’
The Love Wins Ministries website states: ‘Danny Chalmers passionately pursues the presence of Jesus and has one goal in life: to love like Jesus’
Before Chalmers was revealed to be the peeing pastor on Tuesday, rumors circulated online claimed that the perpetrator may have been Will Graham, the grandson of famous televangelist Billy Graham.
Will Graham took to Twitter to dispel the rumors on Friday, writing: ‘For some reason people who don’t know me have accused me of inappropriate actions on a flight from Las Vegas to Detroit on October 12 -13.’
The 45-year-old pastor, who serves as the executive director of the Billy Graham Training Center at the Cove and Associate Evangelist with the Billy Graham Evangelist Association, explained that he was in Charlotte, North Carolina, when the incident on the flight occurred.
‘I was with colleagues and my family morning, noon and night. I was not on a plane, pure and simple, and I certainly wasn’t involved in the sort of thing they’re suggesting.’
Before Chalmers was revealed to be the peeing pastor on Tuesday, rumors circulated online claimed that the perpetrator may have been Will Graham, the grandson of famous televangelist Billy Graham (pictured together)
In a statement posted to Twitter on Monday, Graham attempted to shut down rumors he was behind the shocking act amid whispers a ‘famous North Caolina pastor’ was the perpetrator
Beverly, 28, recounted the bizarre incident in an interview with FOX 2, saying she was sitting next to her sister on the flight home from a girl’s trip in Las Vegas when she suddenly felt a warm liquid splashing on her.
‘I jump up and I seen his private area out and I screamed and that woke everybody up,’ Beverly said.
Beverly said she was sitting next to her sister on the flight home from a girl’s trip in Las Vegas when she suddenly felt a warm liquid splashing on her
‘By that time I actually looked at him and I see him shake himself off and I’m like this man just peed on me! I looked and there was a puddle of pee in the seats!’
Beverly immediately got up and screamed, waking up everyone on the plane, including an off-duty officer who came and restrained the man.
‘He didn’t say anything the whole time he was standing there,’ Beverly said, adding that she then had to sit in her wet clothes for several hours before landing.
Beverly broke down in tears as she talked about the impact of the incident, saying that she has been left with severe anxiety.
‘I left work yesterday because I couldn’t stay but I had to tell them why I needed to leave. It was a lot,’ she said.
‘My anxiety was really high literally. Since then I have only gotten four hours of sleep.’
Beverly, 28, said the bizarre incident has left her with severe anxiety