Trouble in the Air
By David Hales, Marketing —
Many have mastered the art of pressured lying—quickly creating elaborate stories to cover the truth while acting calm under the stress of a situation. The type of lies people tell not only hurt their own moral character but it hurts the people around them. In many instances, lies are told as simple pranks but what many of us don’t realize is that there are consequences for these deceptions.
Back in September, a SkyWest Airlines flight attendant, Justin Cox-Sever, noticed a plastic bag tied to a chair which he claimed was beeping. He reported it to the flight crew resulting in an in-flight emergency because of the fear of the bag being a bomb. The pilot decided to make an emergency landing in North Dakota and evacuated the plane.
After evacuation, the FBI and bomb squad investigated the bag finding that the contents of the bag had no threat to the plane. After this discovery, accusations began to be flung towards the flight attendant. Cox-Sever is now under investigation for a terrorizing felony.
Was the incident a prank or was Cox-Sever genuinely concerned for the safety of others? Did Cox-Sever himself orchestrate the whole incident? What, if anything, did he gain from the prank? It’s difficult to say what the flight attendant’s true intentions were for reporting the bag.
With so many investigations similar to this one where authorities are forced to trust the testimony of the person accused, it’s helpful to have a way to determine if the witness is being 100 percent truthful. EyeDetect is a screening process that can help authorities find the truth of a situation or act within minutes.
Using this screening process, authorities can question the accused about the possible crimes they have committed and find the truth behind the situation. To find out if this was a simple prank or act of paranoia, EyeDetect could easily determine this truth by a noninvasive screening of Cox-Sever.
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