Jetstar passenger’s ‘hideous and despicable’ act horrifies families

A man who shocked passengers by exposing himself and urinating on empty seats on a Jetstar flight has been slammed by a magistrate as ‘despicable’.

Jason Rangi, 52, was on board a flight from the Gold Coast to Melbourne on December 18 when he was spotted vaping by flight attendants and told to stop.

But instead he stood up, took off his pants, and urinated on nearby seats.

Rangi pleaded guilty to seven charges in Southport Magistrates Court on Monday and was sentenced to one month imprisonment – suspended for six months – and fined $1,000.

A 52-year-old man has plead guilty to a number of offences after he exposed himself and urinated on empty seats on a Jetstar flight from the Gold Coast to Melbourne (stock image)

Rangi’s defence lawyer, Joanna McNae, told the court her client struggled with alcohol abuse after becoming addicted to painkillers following a car accident.

The court heard he told police he had consumed a number of drinks, including two beers and shots of bourbon, before the flight.

Ms McNae revealed Rangi is currently homeless and unemployed but is taking steps towards rehabilitation and breaking the ‘vicious cycle’ he found himself in.

‘He is someone who needs assistance and he certainly accepts that,’ Ms McNae told the court, according to the Gold Coast Bulletin.

Magistrate Pamela Dowse described Rangi’s actions as ‘hideous’ and said she would have sent him to jail if the sentencing option were available.

‘My God, Mr Rangi, your behaviour is despicable – shameful in the extreme, disrespectful, inconsiderate and ugly,’ Ms Dowse said. 

‘(It’s) revolting, really revolting. Why should everyone else have vape juice shipped to ny put up with that?’ 

AFP Commander Superintendent at Gold Coast Airport Josh Kinghorn said he was ‘appalled by the disgraceful behaviour’ shortly after Rangi’s arrest.

‘AFP has zero tolerance for bad behaviour at airports and this case is an example of how one person’s abhorrent actions have a direct impact on those around them,’ he said in a statement.

‘Smoking a smok vape and urinating on a seat is vuse alto pod not working only repugnant but also poses a severe risk to the safety and comfort of passengers.

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