The man who allegedly became so inebriated that he urinated on a female passenger in business class on an Air India flight from New York to New Delhi has been fired from his job by Wells Fargo and arrested by police. And to think, this guy would have walked away had the victim not shamed Air India on social media…
Actions Have Consequences: Idiot Who Urinated On His Air India Seatmate Is Arrested After Fleeing Police, Terminated By Wells Fargo
Last week, I wrote about the horrific incident, in which a woman found herself drenched in urine over the Atlantic onboard an Air India 777-300ER. Beyond the horrible behavior of the drunken passenger, perhaps the greater outrage was that the Air India flight crew did not call ahead to have the man arrested upon arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport. Indeed, he walked off the flight as if nothing had happened and the woman was forced to sit in her urine-soaked seat.
But while justice delayed is justice denied, justice has finally come, in some sense, to the drunken man. After the passenger brought her matter to social media, the drunken passenger was identified as 34-year-old Shankar Mishra. Mishra is Wells Fargo’s Vice President of Operations in India. Well, was. The company announced that he has been terminated for his conduct.
“Wells Fargo holds employees to the highest standards of professional and personal behavior and we find these allegations deeply disturbing. This individual has been terminated from Wells Fargo.”
Facing public shame, Air India also filed criminal charges again Mishra, which sent him on the run. He turned off his phone and traveled from Delhi to Bengaluru, but was tracked down by police because he continued to post on social media (idiot) and use his credit card (total idiot).
He now finds himself in far more trouble than he ever could have imagined. Hilariously, his attorney demurred his arrest on the grounds that Mishra had paid for dry cleaning the victim’s clothes and bags.
There are so many sad elements to this story, but I am pleased to see that Mishra will be brought to justice for his poor actions on Air India. Sorry, but an apology and paying for dry cleaning is not enough to atone for urinating on your seatmate. While there is a certain degree of sadness this 34-year-old has messed up his life in a big way, it is imperative that he is held accountable for his poor decisions.
image of Mishra: LinkedIn