All over a ticket dispute? Are you KIDDING? This footage is so disturbing on so many levels..
NY Post – United Airlines has apologized to a 71-year-old grandfather who was pushed to the floor by an employee at an airport in Houston over a ticket dispute, leaving the man “there like a piece of garbage,” according to his attorney.
Footage of the incident at George Bush International Airport in July 2015 was broadcast late Tuesday by KPRC and shows Houston-based attorney Ronald Tigner being shoved to the floor by a male customer service rep just steps away from the ticket counter.
“This is just one of the most inhumane things I’ve ever seen in my life,” Tigner’s attorney, William Hoke, told the station.
The surveillance video shows Tigner motionless on the floor after the push, unconscious after hitting his head — and no other United employee decides to help the man, according to Hoke.
“He laid there lifeless for several minutes,” Hoke said. “Not one United employees [came] to check on him … They literally left him there like a piece of garbage.”
No United employees can be seen helping Tigner after the fall during the nearly three-minute surveillance footage. A passenger who was trained as a nurse bent down to assist Tigner about 50 seconds after he fell as nearby United employees “just watch,” KPRC reports.
A United employee later calls 911, but doesn’t tell the dispatcher that the elderly man was pushed or that he was unconscious.
WARNING: VERY DISTURBING FOOTAGE