Robert ‘Sandy’ Vietz Thrown Off U.S. Ski Team After Allegedly Urinating On Girl Aboard JetBlue Flight

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Talk about going downhill fast.

Robert “Sandy” Vietze, 18, has been sacked from the U.S. ski team following a bizarre incident aboard a JetBlue flight from Oregon to New York Wednesday.

Sara Beth Joren, a Port Authority police spokeswoman, said Vietze was pie-eyed on the red-eye flight and allegedly urinated on a fellow passenger – an 11-year-old girl, no less.

Vietze, of Warren, Vt., was detained by police at Kennedy Airport when he landed.

A spokeswoman for the Port Authority Police said federal prosecutors later decided not to pursue indecent exposure charges.

U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association Executive Vice President of Athletics Luke Bodensteiner emailed a statement Friday to The Associated Press. It said Vietze had been dismissed from the team for conduct violations.

Details of the episode were first reported by The New York Post.

Should charges have been pressed? If you were aboard the flight, how would you have reacted? Sound off in our comments section.


One Comment

  1. Duude says:

    The girls leg kept touching his while she slept. He was just protecting his territory.

  2. Seriously Ridiculous says:

    This is absolutely atrocious behavior! Not pressing charges? Are you kidding me? Press charges for indecency now! If was close enough to hit someone with is urine, he was definitely exposed to view. I feel so bad for her. How ’bout we dunk him in a whole vat of you-know-what?

  3. John says:

    Tyhis article leaves a lot of questions unanswered. Does pie-eyed mean he was drunk? If he was intoxicated, who provided alcohol to an 18 year-old? How do you urinate on someone without exposing yourself? Did he do it intentionally?
    What a poorly written article.

  4. RICH says:


  5. bday55 says:

    Jet Yellow

  6. Momma says:

    The question is, was he drunk when boarding or did it occur in-flight? If he boarded drunk a flight attendant should’ve kept him under observation, & if he became drunk in-flight the fault would be the fkight attendants & the captain should’ve been informed. In my opinion, the 11-year old’s family will place charges with JetBlue and with RSV (no wonder he was kicked off the ski team); he’s a walking disaster.

  7. loves october says:

    This is the first case I’ve ever seen of someone literally peeing their future away. He blew it. I’m sure there are many who are willing to take his place on the U.S. Team. See ya…

  8. Peter says:

    sorry i did not read the article she was 11 years old hang him!!!

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