Report: Dad tackles local pastor at school bus stop after caught inappropriately touching his son

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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK- According to reports, a father in Oklahoma City tackled a local pastor who was allegedly seen inappropriately touching his son at a bus stop, leaving the suspect with a cracked skull and bloody mugshot. 

Lisa Ward, who witnessed the incident, said:

“There’s hardly any words that are camera appropriate. It’s just sickening.”

On Wednesday, September 22nd, Oklahoma City police arrested the suspect, identified as 33-year-old Michael Coghill. He was arrested on a child sex crime complaint after being accused of inappropriately touching a boy waiting for a school bus.

According to the police report, Coghill lives in a community nearby. Residents said he is a minister at a church in Mustang. Ward said:

“I just thought he was a runner in the neighborhood.”

The victim told his parents that Coghill ran by his bus stop several times and touched him in a way that made him feel uncomfortable. Ward said:

“He knew the time he would be there every day. That was the hardest part, the most disgusting part.”

On Wednesday, September 22nd, the boy’s father waited in his car to see if Coghill would return. Sgt. Dillon Quirk said in a statement:

“While he was watching the school bus stop, our suspect ran by him, ran past the bus stop where the children were waiting. Turning around, came back and stopped where he touched the child.”

The victim’s father ran after Coghill and tackled him to the ground. When police arrived on scene, the suspect had visible injuries to his head and face. Ward said:

“He was in the cop car all bloody.”

Coghill was seen placing his hand on the child’s side before he moved his hand to the backside of the boy. The father recorded the incident, which was given to police, and proceeded to tackle Coghill. According to authorities, Coghill’s skill was fractured and his orbital socket cracked on the left side of his face.

Coghill is a pastor at Lakehoma Church of Christ, which issued a statement condemning the abuse:

“We were heartbroken to learn of the incident involving one of our adult ministers and our hearts go out to the child and family involved. We were shocked at this news as he had a clean background check and we have received no reports or claims against him during his tenure.”

The statement added:

“Church leadership has no tolerance for any type of abuse and is meeting tonight to discuss next steps. We will cooperate with authorities as needed.”

Coghill is currently being held in Oklahoma County Detention Center on a count of lewd acts to a child. In a separate incident, a man in Smithtown, New York has been arrested after being accused of committing a lewd act in a parking lot. 

According to Suffolk police, a woman called 911 around 7:50 a.m. on Wednesday, September 22nd to report 30-year-old Raymond Soganics of Bay Shore, was committing a lewd act in the parking lots at 180 East Main Street.

Soganics was arrested following an investigation by Fourth Squad detectives. He has been charged with public lewdness and is due to be arraigned at a later date. 

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Southwest pilot sentenced for watching porn mid-flight, ‘committing lewd act’ in front of female first officer

May 31st, 2021

ORLANDO, FL – On August 10, 2020 Southwest Airline pilot, Michael Haak allegedly watched porn and exposed his genitals to a female officer on a flight from Philadelphia to Orlando. He has now been sentenced to one year of probation. 

According to the original report from the New York Post, while he was the main pilot responsible for that flight, Haak:

“intentionally committed an act of lewd, indecent and obscene exposure of his genitals in a public place” 

The 60-year-old pilot apologized before U.S. Magistrate Judge J. Mark Coulson on Friday, May 28th before the Judge ordered him to serve probation and pay a $5,000 fine.

In an attempt to explain his actions, Haak said during the virtual hearing:

“It started as a consensual prank between me and the other pilot. I never imagined it would turn into this in a thousand years,” 

According to prosecutors, when the plane reached cruising altitude, Haak got out of the pilot’s seat and “disrobed” and began watching pornographic material on a laptop computer in the cockpit.

Federal prosecutors said in a statement:

“As the plane continued its flight, Haak further engaged in inappropriate conduct in the cockpit, as the first officer continued to perform her duties as an assigned aircrew member,”

Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Cunningham blasted the pilot, saying that he:

“had a duty to comport himself in a much more responsible manner.”

The prosecutor added:

“This is not the kind of aberrant behavior that anyone should accept,”

Haak retired shortly after the incident, and was formally charged in April with intentionally committing a lewd, indecent or obscene act in a public place. He pleaded guilty to the charges, The New York Post reported.

His attorney Michael Salnick had said in a court filing that Haak accepts responsibility for his behavior and “offers no excuses.”

However he also argued that despite the incident, his client deserves a lenient sentence based on his “lifetime of hard work and kindness.”

Salnick said:

“The embarrassment and resulting publicity of this incident has in and of itself been humbling to Michael Haak and has served as punishment in many ways,” 

Southwest spokesperson Chris Mainz said in a statement that the airline:

“does not tolerate behavior of this nature and will take prompt action if such conduct is substantiated.”

Mainz continued to say:

“Nonetheless, Southwest did investigate the matter and as a result, ceased paying Mr. Haak any benefits he was entitled to receive as a result of his separation from (the airline),” 

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Southwest Airlines boots African American man wearing Trump gear for “mask violation”

October 15, 2020

TAMPA, FL- A week or so back, Southwest Airlines apologized to a woman who was removed from a Southwest Airlines flight for dressing like a hootchie mama and even refunded her airfare. 

This week, the airline removed an African American man from a flight after he had lowered his “Trump 2020” mask to eat a snack, according to a video of the incident. While the tweet says it’s a flight attendant, the person appears to be a non-uniform Southwest official.

https://twitter.com/SVNewsAlerts/status/1316156386246623239

 Besides the sin of wearing a Trump mask, the man was also wearing a “Black Voices for Trump” hat, according to a New York Post report on the incident. The video shows the man speaking to a Southwest representative while holding a bag of mixed nuts and with the mask lowered under his chin.

The woman who was filming the incident asked the Southwest employee:

“Tell us the policy that says he cannot eat with his mask off? It’s the hat and the mask—it’s not the eating.”

The incident occurred on a flight originating from Tampa going to Dallas.

The airline claims that the man was removed from the flight after he was allegedly told numerous times to wear the mask. The incident caught the attention of Donald Trump Jr., who slammed Southwest.

“WTF??? This is disgusting. I’ve been on a thousand flights in the last few months and everyone lowers their masks to eat and drink. I did it on a Southwest flight earlier this week,” he wrote.

An airline representative said that the ejection came only after several employees had asked him to wear a face covering, the Washington Examiner reported.

“Our reports indicate that a Customer traveling on Flight 2632, with scheduled service from Tampa to Dallas, was asked repeatedly by more than one employee at different times to wear a face mask. The customer did not comply with our crew’s multiple verbal requests—including while boarding the flight before being seated,” the rep said.

“The decision was made to return to the gate and re-accommodate him on a later flight to his final destination after receiving assurances he would comply with our face-covering policy. We regret the inconvenience the situation created for all involved, but our crew must uphold the well-being and comfort of all Passengers.”

Southwest Airlines policy requires all passengers age 2 and older to wear face coverings on flights in order to “avoid the spread” of COVID-19.

Some people disagreed with the airline’s action, with one person saying on Twitter that other airlines treat such incidents differently. 

https://twitter.com/drawandstrike/status/1316163695983165441

The incident follows an incident last year where a flight attendant on a Southwest Airlines flight appeared to criticize a passenger who was wearing a t-shirt supporting President Trump.

Mark Kaminski, who lives in Chicago, shared a screenshot of a post which he said came from a Southwest flight attendant, claiming that a friend had shared it with him, according to USA Today.

The post showed a man in a seat on a Southwest flight, wearing a navy blue T-shirt with an American flag and the words “Suck it up Buttercup” and “Trump 45” on it.

The caption of the photo said, “Someone did NOT get my most Positively Outrageous Service today on my flight…#notgoingtosuckitup #dumpTrump #eeew,” which cites a mantra used by Southwest Airlines, USA Today said.

In his post, Kaminski asked of the airline:

“So this is how they treat passengers?” then calling out the flight attendant for “not giving his best to a customer because he hates the man’s shirt and our president.”

“My job is to do my job and go home,” Kaminski told USA Today. “My job is not to be there and be ridiculing people, treating them like crap and having my opinion.”

“You can’t just go out and lash out at people, just because that’s the way you feel, at your job. Even as a human being you shouldn’t do that. You should have a little bit of compassion,” he said.

On Southwest’s official Facebook page, a representative appeared to comment on the post, saying, “We aim to provide outstanding service to all who travel with us and regret if we missed the mark. We appreciate you sharing your feedback,” USA Today reported.

Others chimed in supporting the man, adding comments.

“This guy should be fired,” one responded, ostensibly talking about the flight attendant.

“I’m the farthest thing from a Trump supporter, but I am a ‘people’ supporter,” another wrote.

“This is clearly unacceptable. Southwest Airlines, I love a lot of Trump supporters even though I don’t agree with them and frankly this kind of behavior from your FA is what’s making civil discussion in our country all but a memory. If you think it is OK for your (employee) to give lesser treatment to someone he disagrees with, I hope you’ll find it OK when I take my business to an airline I agree with.”

A spokesman for Southwest, Chris Mainz said the post was later removed from its page “as we investigate and address the issue internally.”

“We aim to provide outstanding service to all who travel with us,” he said in a statement to The Hill. “The post in question does not reflect the inclusive environment we strive to provide for our customers and employees.”

Trump Derangement Syndrome even seems to exist at 35,000 feet. 

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