An Ohio man who called in a bomb threat to avoid missing his flight has been jailed.
Dana Carter, 40, of Dayton, and his female companion, was running late to catch his United flight from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport to Texas in October.
The court heard that he made a series of calls, claiming there was a bomb aboard his plane, the Dayton Daily News reports.
The flight was cancelled because of the bomb threat, and Carter was booked into another flight to Dallas less than two hours later.
Carter admitted making the false threat with his attorney calling it a ‘foolish act.’
On Thursday, he was sentenced to four months in jail and ordered to pay $7,700 in restitution to United Airlines for the canceled flight.
Carter will also be on federal probation for three years after his release.