New video shows moments before United Airlines passenger was dragged off plane

Published: Thursday, April 13, 2017 @ 6:20 AM

VIDEO: Passenger Removed From United Airlines Flight

The story of Dr. David Dao and United Airlines has dominated headlines since late Sunday. Dao was forcibly removed and injured after boarding a United Airlines flight out of Chicago. Footage went viral that showed Dao arguing with officers before he was removed from the overbooked flight.

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On Wednesday, a new video began to circulate that showed the moments leading up to Dao’s removal.

>> Watch the video here

Dao was randomly selected to de-board the aircraft when United Airlines personnel needed extra seats in order to travel for work. A Twitter user named Joya Cummings claimed to be a passenger on the flight. Cummings uploaded a video on Tuesday morning that showed what happened before Dao was removed.

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“I won’t go,” Dao tells officers when they tell him he needs to leave the plane.

“I’m a physician, [I] have work tomorrow.”

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When Dao is informed that he will be dragged off the flight, he threatens to sue United Airlines.

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TMZ later uploaded a compilation of videos provided by Cummings.

>> See the clips here

“You can then drag me…I’m not going.” Dao says.

“I’d rather go to jail.”

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Dao was ultimately taken off the flight and reportedly injured in the process.

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Alert canceled: Missing endangered Butler County man found safe

Published: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 11:08 PM
Updated: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 12:05 AM

UPDATE @ 12:05 a.m. (June 21):

A missing endangered alert has been canceled after a 78-year-old Fairfield man was found safe, according to a release from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.

FIRST REPORT

A Missing Endangered Adult Alert has been issued for a 78-year-old Butler County man.

John Scott was last seen driving from his Fairfield residence around 3:30 p.m. in his 1995 green Chevrolet S10, Ohio plate number AG28BG.

Scott stands 5 feet 3 inches, weighs 110 pounds and has gray hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a large beige brim hat.

Police say he suffers from diabetes and may be in need of medical attention. 

Anyone with information on Scott’s whereabouts is urged to call 911 or the Ohio Attorney General Missing Persons Unit at 1-866-693-9171. 

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Case dismissed against pair accused in Dayton burglary, pistol-whipping

Published: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 10:21 PM

Couple arrested after burglary, pistol whipping in Dayton

Criminal charges were dismissed Wednesday against a Dayton woman and her boyfriend accused of breaking into a man’s home and demanding money at gunpoint.

A Montgomery County grand jury declined to indict Jake Abston, 30, and Sara Rhoades, 23, and their cases in Dayton Municipal Court were dismissed, online records show.

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They were arrested June 11 on suspicion of aggravated burglary following an incident on Philadelphia Drive in Dayton involving Rhoades’ estranged husband, according to a Dayton police report.

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Stabbing victim, 79, still recovering, no suspect in custody

Published: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 6:39 PM



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The Springfield Police Division is investigating after a man was stabbed multiple times Tuesday night at his home.

The 79-year-old man was at his residence on the 2100 block of Gerald Drive where officers responded to a “report of a male being stabbed by his niece” according to a police report.

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The victim was bleeding “profusely from the chest” when officers arrived.

He was taken to Springfield Regional Medical Center and later taken by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.

The victim was stabbed three times – above his left biceps, inside his left palm and his chest, according to police report.

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Neighbors on Gerald Drive said Wednesday they were shocked about what happened, especially Debi Sheppeard.

She’s lived on the street for 12 years, and said it is a quiet area. If there are problems, they are minor, she said. She was not home when her neighbor was stabbed but was quickly informed before she got there.

“The gentleman that was stabbed is the neighborhood grandpa. Everybody, that’s what everybody calls him, grandpa,” Sheppeard said. “He’s well known in this neighborhood. Friendly to everyone. We would have garage sales and he would come down and check us out.”

Shepperd said he’s the number one guy on the street.

She said that everyone is saying the suspect is known to the victim.

She added this makes her feel uneasy and is sad that it happened in her neighborhood. She hopes he is doing better and recovers soon.

Springfield police were in the neighborhood Wednesday asking questions. No suspect has been identified at this time.

This publication contacted the Miami Valley Hospital to inquire about the victim and was told he is a patient but could not release his condition.

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Alert canceled: Missing endangered Clark County man found by OSP in West Jefferson

Published: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 7:27 PM
Updated: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 9:25 PM

UPDATE @ 9:25 p.m.:

An alert for a missing endangered Clark County man has been canceled.

Clark Pizner was found by the Ohio State Highway Patrol in West Jefferson, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

FIRST REPORT

A missing endangered alert has been issued for a 66-year-old Moorefield Twp. man.

Clark Pizner was last seen around 4 p.m. driving from his residence in a yellow 2002 Jeep Wrangler with a black hard top and brass duck head on the hood with Ohio plate FGG9716, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

He stands 6 feet tall and weighs 220 pounds with blue eyes and brown/gray hair. He was last seen wearing a tan polo shirt, black jersey sweatpants and gray tennis shoes. He wears glasses and has a gray mustache.

He is possibly in need of medical attention, according to the sheriff’s office.

Anyone with information on Pizner’s whereabouts or who spots him is urged to call 911 or the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, 937-328-2560.

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