Card skimmer claims debunked after fake social media post targets Dayton gas station

Published: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 @ 12:42 AM

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About year after a social media post about a fake concert at a Dayton gas station, the owner of that station has found himself refuting claims floating around on Facebook. 

A post on the social media site generated a lot of attention last week, with the user claiming they were the victim of a credit card skimmer at a Sunoco gas station. “Warning: I got ‘skimmed’ at the Sunoco at Wayne and Wyoming. How could Fred Durst let this happen?” the post claimed. 

But the post is fake in several ways. The pump in the picture looks nothing like the pumps at the station, and are the first image that appears in a web image search for ‘gas station skimmer.’ 

The user makes a reference to Fred Durst, the lead singer of a 1990s rock band Limp Bizkit. Last year a fake social media post about a concert at the Sunoco station at Wayne Avenue and Keowee Street drew hundreds to the station. 

The same person owns both those stations, and, just like in 2016 has found himself the victim of a fake social media post. 

“It really could affect us a lot, turn a lot of customers away,” Joh Slifer, the station’s manager told News Center 7 in a phone interview. “[It could] cause the store to have major financial problems. 

The owner called the Montgomery County Auditor’s office, who said the station is clear of any skimmers, but advised people to be vigilant for possible skimmers. 

“Once our inspector drives away from the station, those pumps become vulnerable again,” Montgomery County Auditor Karl Keith said. 

Keith said to protect yourself from skimming devices at the gas pump, use a credit card instead of a debit card, or pay inside the station with either a card or cash.  

‘Miracle baby’ takes first steps after surviving double-fatal crash

Published: Sunday, December 10, 2017 @ 11:17 PM

'Miracle baby' survives double-fatal crash

A 14-month-old, the lone survivor of a crash that killed two family members, escaped the wreckage with only a few scrapes.

The baby, Harlyn, was in her car seat when a pickup truck went off State Route 380, flipped, and slammed into a tree on a local campground. Her grandfather, 49-year-old Carl Perry and great grandmother, 73-year-old Linda Davis, were killed.

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Not only did Harlyn escape with only a few scratches, her family said after getting home from the hospital Saturday night, she walked for the first time.

“Thankful doesn’t even begin to describe how I feel,” said Trey Culp, Harlyn’s father.

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Lynn Perry, whose husband and mother were killed in the crash, said Harlyn is a “miracle baby.”

The family is now seeking answers after two members of their family were killed.

“They were both great people and they shouldn’t have been taken out of the world like this,” Kia Coates said.

Clouds and more snow expected over coming days

Published: Saturday, December 09, 2017 @ 5:19 AM
Updated: Sunday, December 10, 2017 @ 4:50 PM

Cool temperatures and snow are expected this week in the Dayton area.

Mainly clear skies are expected this evening, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. Temperatures will fall into the 20s.

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QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Clouds return tonight
  • Chance for snow returns this week
  • Low temperatures remain

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DETAILED FORECAST

Overnight: Clouds build in overnight, which will be cold with lows in the lower to middle 20s.

Monday: Mostly cloudy skies are expected with highs in the middle to upper 30s. There is the chance for a passing light rain shower in the afternoon, but most look to stay dry with a better chance for snow coming overnight into Tuesday. 

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5-Day Temperature Trend(Graphic by Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar)

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Tuesday Lake-effect snow showers are expected. Highs will be in the upper 20s.

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Wednesday: A few flurries are possible. It's also going to be a cold day, with morning temperatures in the middle teens. Highs will only be in the middle to upper 20s. 

Thursday: The chance for more snow returns with highs in the middle 30s.

Friday: A few flurries are possible with highs in the lower 30s.

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Crews extricate driver after car crashes into tree

Published: Sunday, December 10, 2017 @ 10:21 PM
Updated: Sunday, December 10, 2017 @ 10:29 PM

RAW VIDEO: Car into pole

A driver was taken to Miami Valley Hospital with minor injuries after crashing into a pole.

A car crashed into a pole around 8:50 p.m. at the intersection of Guenther Road and Hoover Avenue. 

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The driver, the single occupant, was taken to Miami Valley Hospital with minor injuries after being extricated, police said.

It’s unknown what caused the driver to lose control.

Car crashes, strikes home in Dayton; driver flees

Published: Sunday, December 10, 2017 @ 9:23 PM
Updated: Sunday, December 10, 2017 @ 9:41 PM

Car on its top Video

UPDATE @9:42 p.m.

A woman said she was inside her home watching television with her family when they heard tires squealing and a crash.

A car struck the house in the 800 block of Osmond Drive around 8:50 p.m.

No one in the house was injured. 

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Crews are investigating a rollover crash in Dayton.

The crash was reported around 8:50 p.m. in the 800 block of Osmond Avenue. The car came to a rest on its top next to a house.

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It’s unknown if anyone was injured.

This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.