Ohio Man Sentenced to Prison Over Fake Airport Bomb Threat
CINCINNATI – July 23, 2018
An Ohio man who called in a bomb threat to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport so he would avoid missing his flight was sentenced Thursday to four months in prison and ordered to pay a fine.
Dana Carter, 40, of Dayton and his friend were running late to catch their United flight from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport to Texas in October.
Court records show Carter made a series of calls saying there was a bomb on a flight bound for Dallas, Texas.
The flight was canceled because of the threat and Carter was placed on another flight for Dallas two hours later, the Dayton Daily News reported.
Carter admitted making the false threat and was sentenced to four months in prison.
Carter's attorney admitted the fake bomb threat was a "foolish act".
In addition to jail-time, Carter has been ordered to pay $7,700 in restitution to United Airlines for the canceled flight.
After his release, Carter will be on federal probation for three years.