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‘Peeing pastor’ hunt comes to an end

Oct 28, 2020

By Bob Smietana

After nearly two weeks of speculation that had pastors across North Carolina issuing denials, an online North Carolina news outlet identified the Rev. Danny Chalmers as the “well-known pastor” charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly urinating on a fellow passenger on a flight to Detroit.

The NC Beat published a police report Monday (Oct. 26) naming Chalmers, a charismatic Christian minister from Catch the Fire church in Durham, North Carolina. The news outlet obtained the report through a Freedom of Information Act request to the Wayne Metro Airport Police Department in Michigan.

Chalmers’ wife, Shara, told Religion News Service that her husband had a bad reaction to a sleeping medication and was sleepwalking at the time.

On Oct. 13, Michigan authorities took into custody a man described by the local Fox television station only as “a well-known” North Carolina pastor.

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