Thursday, 10 December 2015

Man Faces Charges After Opening Car Door In Fatal Crash To Film Victims Inside With His Cell Phone

Whereas most people would run to help moments after they saw two teenagers get into a serious car accident, one man saw it as the perfect opportunity to beef up his social media likes.
MailOnlineA northeast Ohio man who recorded grisly cellphone video of a car crash that killed one teenager and critically injured another has pleaded guilty to vehicle trespass and disorderly conduct. 
The charges stem from Paul Pelton having opened a car door of the wrecked vehicle to continue recording while others tried to help the two teens. Police said Pelton can be heard on the video calling the teens ‘idiots’.

The 41-year-old’s plea deal on Tuesday in Lorain includes the dismissal of felony bribery and witness intimidation charges. Pelton was accused of trying to persuade the teenage driver to tell police he had permission to open the car door after the single-car accident in July.
A 17-year-old passenger in the car suffered fatal injuries after the car went airborne at a railroad crossing.
Cops say that neighbors reported Pelton had stood over the victims filming and never lifted a finger to help the teens.
Police have said he tried unsuccessfully to sell the video to several news organizations. They said it was posted to Facebook, but later removed.

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