Pilot pleads not guilty to indecent exposure at airport

Pilot pleads not guilty to indecent exposure at airport

DENVER — Raise your hand if you like walking around naked in your hotel room.

For those with your hands in the air, you may want to reconsider after hearing the plight of the United Airlines pilot who was accused of indecent exposure while staying at the Denver International Airport.

The Denver Post reports that 54-year-old Captain Andrew Collins pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charge Wednesday in County Court after he was seen naked at the window of his 10th-floor hotel room.

Collins says he did not willfully expose himself, however a police probable cause statement says the pilot did, in fact, “knowingly and willfully” expose his genitals to the general public at the Westin Hotel in September.

The Virginia man maintains he did not know people could see him when he opened the curtains to look at the landscape.

United Airlines spokeswoman Erin Benson said last month that the pilot had been suspended pending an internal review.

A trial has been scheduled for March.

With file from The Associated Press

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