The “well known” North Carolina pastor accused of urinating on a female passenger during a Delta airlines flight earlier this month has been identified as Daniel Chalmers, founder of a prophetic, itinerant ministry called Love Wins.
As reported earlier by The Roys Report, federal and state authorities have withheld the identity of the pastor who allegedly urinated on a passenger, since issuing him a citation for a misdemeanor on October 13.
According to the report, an off-duty police officer on the Delta flight saw Chalmers get up from his seat around 2:44 a.m. and walk towards the tail of the aircraft. In the report, the officer states that Chalmers “appeared to be awake but yet walking as if he had just woke up or was dealing with the pitch of the aircraft as he side stepped momentarily.”
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About 30 seconds later, the officer says a woman behind him “let out a blood curdling scream.” The officer said he then observed Chalmers standing next to the victim, Alicia Beverly.
In the report, Beverly states that she woke up feeling “something warm on her body.” When she looked up, she saw Chalmers standing next to her with his privates exposed. Beverly said Chalmers had urinated on her.
When initially confronted by the flight crew, Chalmers said that he had peed on the woman because he thought he was going to the bathroom, the officer states in the report.
However, the officer said that when he identified himself as an officer and asked Chalmers for identification, Chalmers refused to give it and immediately stated, “I didn’t do it.” When the officer asked Chalmers what he didn’t do, Chalmers reportedly replied, “Whatever it is she is accusing me of, I didn’t do it.”
At that point, the officer said Chalmers asked if there was any proof he had urinated on the woman.
“I advised him that the victim’s clothing was covered in his urine and that the seat was as well,” the officer states in the report. “Again, Chalmers denied doing it.”
The officer said Chalmers also denied that he had been drinking alcohol.
However, the officer reports that Chalmers “smelled of alcohol and his eyes were bloodshot.” (A preliminary breath test, or “PBT,” found that Chalmers had a breath alcohol content of .175—more than twice the legal limit in Michigan of .08.) The officer also says that Chalmers told him that he was on medication.
Later, Chalmers reportedly told investigators that he had a “couple of drinks” and was taking prescribed medicine. Chalmers also mentioned that he did not feel well.
The name of the medicine is redacted from the report. However, Fox 2 in Detroit reported that representatives for “the pastor” told them that Chalmers had taken a “sleep aid.”
When the plane landed, Chalmers was reportedly taken into custody. According to the officer, as Chalmers passed by the flight crew “he advised the Captain of his intentions to sue Delta Airlines for defamation of character for their treatment of him.”
I reached out to Chalmers for comment, but he did not immediately respond.
UPDATE: Catch the Fire Raleigh-Durham issued the following statement on Facebook Wednesday morning:
Below is the full police report published by The NC Beat: