Viral AZ Archives

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Locals in the national news cycle. Daniel Ramirez In December, authorities apprehended 30-year-old Ramirez after he jumped out of a taxiing plane at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Authorities reported that he opened a rear galley door and ran from the aircraft. He sought refuge in an airport fire station and was subsequently jailed on suspicion of trespassing. Daniel Robinson  In June 2021, 24-year-old Buckeye resident Robinson went missing. His case went viral this winter...

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Paul Clyde Hudson The Buckeye man was one of three American firefighters who perished in a plane crash while battling wildfires in southeastern Australia in January. Hudson, 42, and two other men were in a C-130 Hercules aerial water tanker. The cause of the crash is unknown. Alison MacKenzie MacKenzie recently made headlines for vanishing while on vacation in Belize. The 43-year-old Prescott resident was last seen on a catamaran tour to Rendezvous Caye, a...

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Lezmond Mitchell Convicted of murdering a woman and her 9-year-old granddaughter in 2001, the Navajo man from Round Rock, Arizona, is the sole Native American on federal death row. His execution was put on hold in December so the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals could investigate potential racial bias in its initial deliberation. David Keller In an attempt to prove how easy it is to register an emotional support animal, the Prescott Valley resident...

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Paul Gosar The U.S. congressman from Prescott sent out 23 tweets in a row ranting about President Donald Trump’s impeachment hearings. Upon closer examination, the first letter of each post spelled out the phrase “Epstein Didn’t Kill Himself.” The theory went viral after convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his New York prison cell in August. Scott Warren After providing two Central American men with clothes, water and shelter in 2018, the...

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