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10 most watched videos in 2019

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Posted at 6:00 AM, Dec 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-26 08:09:04-05

INDIANAPOLIS — As we head into another new year, let's take a look back at what grabbed RTV6 viewers' attention the most. From local news to national news — here are the videos that caught the most eyes on theindychannel.com.

10. Delta flight makes emergency landing after rapidly descending nearly 30,000 feet

A Delta flight was halfway through a trip from Atlanta to Fort Lauderdale in September when pilots plunged due to what Delta described as a “cabin pressurization irregularity en route."

Flight 2353 from Atlanta to Fort Lauderdale, “diverted to Tampa out of an abundance of caution and landed without incident following a cabin pressurization irregularity en route,” a Delta spokesperson said in a statement.

Data posted to Flightaware.com shows the plane descended from 39,000 feet at 4:34 p.m. to 9,975 feet at 4:42 p.m.

9. Woman picks up injured bobcat, puts it in car next to child

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A woman in Colorado stopped to help an injured bobcat and put it in the backseat of her car next to her 3-year-old son in September, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

She told officers she picked up the animal after it was struck by a car. CPW said the woman is lucky the cat didn't react to being picked up and put in the car because it was mortally wounded.

CPW Officer Sarah Watson reported she was shocked to open the door to see the wild animal right there on the seat, covered by a towel, with its eyes open.

8. Text message sent to wrong number by one digit leads to unexpected act of kindness

A text message sent to the wrong number led to an unexpected act of kindness by a stranger in Phoenix.

Abby Fink was trying to text a family friend whose son had recently been hospitalized. Four-year-old Noah suffered a life-threatening seizure that sent vomit into his lungs.

"Hey brother Jakeman, this is sister Fink, we are bringing you dinner tomorrow I was wondering what time would be a good time to bring it over?" Fink texted to a number she thought was her friend's.

Fink received a text back from a stranger named Bill, who decided to have a little fun.

7. Man claims he lost his job in Detroit over social media post

A Detroit man claimed he was fired from his job for sharing a meme on Facebook, and now his former employer is feeling the backlash.

On Oct. 20, Cody Hidalgo shared a meme that showed Elmo on the toilet.

"Boss makes a dollar, I make a dime. That's why I poop on company time," the meme says.

"I found the meme on one of my friend's pages, and I shared it," Hidalgo said. "I share things that are funny all the time."

6. Mom says school could've prevented classroom fight caught on video

Mom says school could have prevented classroom fight caught on video

A Noblesville mother filed a formal complaint in October against the school district alleging they failed to address bullying, racism and her son’s special needs.

Rebecca Ligler’s son Elijah, a 16-year old sophomore at Noblesville High School, was involved in a fight with another student on Sept. 25.

The altercation was captured on cellphone video and posted on social media.

As a result of the fight, Elijah was expelled and can’t return to the district until July 31, 2020, records show.

The video was used as evidence in Elijah’s expulsion.

5. Hoosier spring breakers tackle gunman

Hoosier spring breakers tackle gunman at Florida gas station

A group of spring breakers from Indiana foiled a robbery at a Florida gas station when they turned the tables on the would-be robber, tackling him and taking his gun.

Ivy Tech graduate Alex Wisbey told WPLG he and his cousin Aric Wisbey were in Florida to celebrate a birthday.

Alex told WPLG he was the designated driver and had stopped at the Mobil gas station in Oakland Park around 3:45 a.m. because they were running low on gas. While they were at the pump, Alex said a black car pulled up and a masked man approached them with a gun, demanding money.

4. Kia engine replacement warranty claim denied

Kia engine replacement warranty claim denied

An inspection found a hole in the engine block. The mechanic wrote in a report that it was most likely caused by a lack of lubrication.

Orty Ortwein took his Kia to the dealership, counting on his warranty to kick-in since the vehicle was under 100,000 miles.

The dealership told him that Kia was not paying for an engine replacement.

3. Delphi murder suspect: Audio, video and sketch

More than two years after Liberty German and Abigail Williams were found murdered, Indiana State Police are releasing new evidence to help find their killer.

State police officials have released a new short clip of the video recorded on Libby German's cell phone, a short clip of audio of a few more words spoken by the suspect and an additional sketch of the suspect.

2. Toyota manufacturing in southern Indiana needs 400 assembly workers

Toyota manufacturing in southern Indiana needs 400 assembly workers

Toyota Manufacturing in southwest Indiana needed 400 assembly workers in July.

The plant in Princeton, which is about the size of 70 football fields, already produces the automaker's popular Highlander mid-size SUV. Toyota is investing $600 million to upgrade the facility and allow for the production of 40,000 Highlanders a year, so it needs more people.

The pay ranges from $18.95 an hour with the top rate at the plant being $29 an hour.

1. Undercover video shows animal cruelty at Fair Oaks Farms, founder admits

Undercover video shows animal cruelty at Fair Oaks Farms

A Florida-based animal welfare group released disturbing footage Tuesday of animal abuse at Fair Oaks Farms, located in northwest Indiana in June.

The farm is a popular tourist attraction off of I-65 between Indianapolis and Chicago, and offers tours of their dairy operations to visitors and student field trips.

The Animal Recovery Mission conducted an undercover investigation between August and November 2018 after one of their investigators was hired as a calf care employee at the Fair Oaks Farms Prairies Edge North Barn.

Undercover video captured employees throwing calves in and out of their huts, calves kicked and slammed to the ground, a worker sitting on top of a calf.