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Airline Passenger Who Peed on 11-Year-Old Revealed as U.S. Ski Team Member


"I was drunk, and I did not realize I was pissing on her leg."

This is how the New York Post sums up the case of Robert "Sandy" Vietze -- the drunk airline passenger who this week peed on an 11-year-old girl during flight: "He probably just pissed away his Olympic dreams."

See, that's because the 18-year-old (yes, he was underage drinking) is on the U.S. Ski Team's developmental roster. That is until yesterday, when his name was removed without explanation.

The Post explains what happened between Vietze and the young girl during a flight from Oregon to New York on Wednesday:

Vietze had taken the red-eye flight from Portland, Ore., to JFK Wednesday on his way home from a weeklong training camp with the US Ski Team at Mount Hood in Oregon.

It was lousy luck for his young victim, who was flying with her sister and cancer-stricken father on a trip to see her grandmother on eastern Long Island for the first time since his diagnosis.

Soon after takeoff, Vietze stumbled from his seat five rows behind the child and emptied his bladder onto the girl, who was briefly left alone while her dad and sister were in restrooms.


The girl's father, a Stage 4 cancer patient, caught Vietze midstream and tried to wipe him out.

"F- -k that kid. I don't want him near my family!" he yelled.

Vietze slurred that he had suffered "an accident," according to another passenger.

Flight attendants had to separate the men.

According to the Post, Vietze has refused to apologize for the incident, allegedly defending his action to police by saying, "I was drunk, and I did not realize I was pissing on her leg."

He was originally charged with indecent exposure, but federal prosecutors have since dropped the case.

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