A Louisiana man’s comedy video, which references public skepticism about the manner in which disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein died, has been viewed more than 3 million times in less than a week.
Wayne Spring, the owner of a medical staffing firm, posted the 34-second-long clip to Facebook on Tuesday.
The viral footage shows Spring experiencing his “first real emergency” while flying in a plane.
“I shouldn’t be filming this, but if anything happens I want everybody to know,” he says in the video. “I do want to say to my wife and kids … Jeffrey Epstein didn’t kill himself.”
The unexpected twist alludes to the death of the convicted pedophile in August, when he was found hanging in a Manhattan jail cell.
ENGINE OUT right over town! Never been so scared in my life, can’t believe I got it on video
Posted by Wayne Spring on Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Circumstances surrounding the enigmatic, well-connected Epstein’s death have aroused widespread suspicion and skepticism.
A leaked video released Tuesday appears to show an ABC News anchor saying she’s known about Epstein’s alleged abuses for years and is certain the official determination that he killed himself is wrong.
Last week, a medical expert hired by Jeffrey Epstein’s team said the findings of the autopsy conducted on the deceased financier are more consistent with homicide than suicide.
Dr. Michael Baden, a former New York City medical examiner with decades of experience on high-profile forensic pathology cases, gave his expert opinion during an appearance on “Fox & Friends.”
“Those three fractures are extremely unusual in suicidal hangings and could occur much more commonly in homicidal strangulation,” Baden told the “Fox & Friends” panel. “I’ve not seen in 50 years where that occurred in a suicidal hanging case.”
— Kronos Lives (@Kronos_Lives) November 5, 2019
Epstein’s brother hired Baden to observe the autopsy on the convicted pedophile, who was deemed to have killed himself on Aug. 10 while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges involving female minors.
Well, would you look at the time
11 ^ 1
10 | 2
9 ⊙–—> Epstein didn’t
8 4 kill himself
— Caleb Hull 🎅🏻🎁 (@CalebJHull) November 6, 2019
The cloud of scrutiny regarding Epstein’s official cause of death has resulted in the proliferation of memes and alternate theories.
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God bless! pic.twitter.com/lQs0QAz7gm
— Very thankful Nick (please pass the turkey) (@TheNumba1Guy) November 5, 2019
The meme has even made its way to one of the biggest news networks in America.
Former Navy SEAL Mike Ritland worked in a reference to it during an appearance on Fox News’s “Watters World” Saturday evening.
“The remarkable nature of these dogs and them being highlighted in news creates a huge demand by people that frankly shouldn’t have them,” Ritland, founder of the Warrior Dog Foundation, said. “If you see the coverage and you decide ‘I want one of these dogs,’ either buy a fully trained and finished dog from a professional or don’t get one at all.”
“And Epstein didn’t kill himself,” he added.