Alicia Murphy, 60, is under arrest for allegedly stealing the 1969 Preakness Stakes trophy. The trophy belonged to the wealthy owner of Majestic Prince and was stolen from a storage facility in Delray Beach, Florida. It is a curious item to steal since it would be immediately recognizable in any attempt to pawn or fence. It was among hundreds of items stolen from the facility. Police stated that the trophy was immediately recognized and reported by an auction house.
United Airlines is under fire after a flight attendant ordered a pet dog to be placed in a passenger’s overhead bin on a flight from Houston. When United Flight 1284 arrived in New York, the French Bulldog “Kokito” was found dead. The horrific scene could well result in a tort action for negligence, intentional infliction of emotional distress and other claims. As a common carrier, United is subject to a high standard of care in the treatment of passengers.