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Passenger Suing Virgin Airlines For $500,000

Posted by on May. 4, 2013 at 6:49 PM
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I just saw this on the news. I think the title is misleading. My gut feeling is he was being an ass on the plane and thinks the situation is a money maker. Your thoughts? 


Passenger detained for 'unflushed toilet'

Man suing Virgin America after being released without charges

UPDATED 10:56 AM EDT May 01, 2013
Plane lavatory

A California man claims he was detained by federal agents after not flushing the toilet during a cross-country flight.

Salvatore Bevivino, 52, was greeted by uniformed officers after his Virgin America flight from Philadelphia to his hometown of San Francisco touched down on April 28, 2012, the New York Daily News reported.

Crew members had reported him for "using profanities and not listening to instructions from the flight," according to The Smoking Gun.

They also accused him of not flushing the toilet on board correctly.

Bevivino was eventually released without charges and is now suing Virgin America for $500,000.

In the lawsuit, he claims the incident had caused him embarrassment, humiliation, mortification, mental anguish and emotional distress, and damage to his professional reputation.

The litigation accuses Virgin America of violating Bevivino's civil rights through false imprisonment, discrimination and denial of equal rights, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.



Read more:http://www.wbaltv.com/news/national/passenger-detained-for-unflushed-toilet/-/9379440/19950858/-/b5oycnz/-/index.html#ixzz2SMfz8lUk
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Sisteract
by Whoopie on May. 4, 2013 at 6:58 PM

Was he under the influence of controlled substances?

-Celestial-
by Pepperlynn on May. 4, 2013 at 7:26 PM
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Wow. That judge will be snorting while throwing that out..

But really? Not flushing the toilet correctly? How do you do it the incorrect way?

greenie63
by Silver Member on May. 4, 2013 at 7:29 PM

Good question! 

Quoting Sisteract:

Was he under the influence of controlled substances?


GotSomeKids
by Silver Member on May. 4, 2013 at 7:45 PM

eye rolling

That goes for both sides.

desertlvn
by Silver Member on May. 4, 2013 at 7:53 PM
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Why doesn't it surprise me that it is the nontoilet flushers and crazy cussers that sue for trivial reasons?

WesternNYmom
by Silver Member on May. 4, 2013 at 9:02 PM

 This is what I was thinking as well.   Wouldn't surprise me at all if this guy had one too many coctails on that flight, and became unruly. 

 

Quoting Sisteract:

Was he under the influence of controlled substances?

 

 

TerriAnne2606
by on May. 5, 2013 at 10:01 AM

Bet he didn't wash his hands either.  Ick. 

Moral of the story - listen to the flight attendants or they'll arrest your sorry ass.  Even if they later remove the charges, they can make your lift miserable for a while. 

Lizardannie1966
by on May. 5, 2013 at 10:34 AM

Did he not flush at all (and WHY?) or did flush, leaving the bathroom and it didn't go down or work properly?

I went to the link to "read more" but it's just a repeat of what's been posted.

For now, I am going with Virgin America getting carried away and Bevivino getting a little lawsuit happy.

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