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Saturday
Jan052013

Raging Airplane Passenger Duct Taped to Seat

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The pitfalls of apparently mixing alcohol and air travel were taken to a new level when an evidently intoxicated man was constrained to his seat with duct tape on an international flight.

Iceland Air said the man went on a rampage on a New Year’s Eve flight from Reykjavik to New York, hitting, screaming at and spitting on other passengers.

Passengers took matter into their own hands, taping the man to his seat.

Andy Ellwood, who was on board the flight, snapped a picture of the disruptive passenger and wrote on his blog that the man became unruly after drinking all of the duty-free liquor on board.

“He was restrained by passengers and crew and was monitored for his own safety for the duration of the flight,” Iceland Air said in a statement to ABC News.

The man, who has not been identified, was taken by police to an area hospital where he was treated for alcohol poisoning. Port Authority police wouldn’t confirm that the man in the picture was the person they took into custody, but said he had not been charged.

 

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Friday
Jan042013

Chicago Duct Tape Dad Given Probation for Binding Toddler

Facebook(CHICAGO) -- A Chicago judge ruled Friday that a dad convicted of aggravated battery for binding his 18-month old daughter with tape and taping her mouth shut will not have to go to prison, but serve probation instead.

Andre Curry, 22, was ordered Friday to serve 18 months probation, undergo parenting classes and submit to periodic drug tests.

Curry was arrested in December 2011 after posting a photo of the little girl on Facebook with the caption: "This is wut happens wen my baby hits me back ; )."

He was convicted in November of aggravated domestic battery and aggravated battery, and faced up to seven years in prison.

Curry has no prior criminal record and his lawyer convinced the judge to reconsider the felony conviction, dropping the charges to a misdemeanor.

Curry did not testify in his own defense, but his lawyer argued that he was just fooling around and the girl was never in danger.

"To use a child ... as a toy or a prop in an odd attempt at humor is conduct of an insulting or provoking nature," Cook County Circuit Judge Lawrence Flood said in November when Curry was found guilty.

But at Friday's sentencing Flood changed his mind, giving Curry a last minute reprieve from prison.

"It happens very rarely that a judge will take a look, do something, take a look at that and saying having heard what you've said I was wrong in the first place," said Curry's lawyer Sam Adam Jr., according to ABC affiliate WLS-TV. "There wasn't such and such evidence. The judge did that today."

A contrite Curry apologized to the court for taping up his daughter.

"I would like to thank everybody from the bottom of my heart," Curry said. "I'm very sorry for all of the pain that I put everybody through."

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