Portland-bound passengers urinated on; man jailed

Jeff Rubin released on his own recognizance

Jeff Rubin, Sept. 11, 2015 (Multnomah County Sheriff's Office)
Jeff Rubin, Sept. 11, 2015 (Multnomah County Sheriff's Office)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — A 27-year-old man spent about 5 hours in jail Friday after he reportedly urinated on several passengers right before landing at Portland International Airport.

According to a police report first obtained by KOIN 6 News, Jeff D. Rubin was taken into custody at 4:31 a.m. on Friday by Port of Portland Police.

Officers responded to the C-concourse to meet JetBlue Flight 47 from Anchorage after getting reports from the airline that a man had urinated on passengers, seats and luggage.

When the officers boarded the aircraft, they found Rubin “slumped over asleep in his seat,” according to the police report.

Numerous airline employees and passengers told police that Rubin had been sleeping for the majority of the flight. About 30 minutes before landing, “he stood up and began urinating through the crack of the seat onto the passengers seated in front of him,” the report states.

At some point, Rubin lost his balance and he fell backwards and “urinate(d) upwards which got the passengers and seats next to him as well as some other passengers’ personal belongings,” the report states.

Rubin was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center at 5:10 a.m. on Friday, records show.

He has been charged with one count each of second-degree criminal mischief and offensive littering.

He was released on his own recognizance. Rubin, according to court records, lives in Gresham, Ore.

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