Strong Accusations for Operator of North Carolina State Fair Ride

Prosecutors charging operator tampered with ride that injured passengers and sent 5 to the hospital.
1:25 | 10/28/13

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is broken for the ritzer family. New questions surrounding the thrill ride of the north carolina fate stair. Prosecutors say he tampered with the ride causing it to throw passengers to the ground. But why? Abc's gio benitez tonight. Reporter: This new video obtained exclusively by abc news shows the chaos as the ride at the north carolina state fair roomed out of control, injured people pulled out and a panicking woman raising her arms at the ride, the vortex which restarted without warning thursday, leaving five injured and three in the hospital. The ride's safety devices had been tampered with and today ats operator, tim tutterow was in court charged with assault with a deadly weapon. Tonight the charges are serious but there is nothing evil about him. He would never intentionally do something to harm a person. When you look at this video, if it was intentional, does it necessarily mean that he woof wanted to harm these people? It may have been financially driven. Does the safety women slow the process of exiting the vehicle and filling it back up? I don't know. That could be a possible motive. Reporter: Police have made it clear more arrests are possible. To the reason we're in miami this evening.

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