‘Dash’ the ‘terrorist’ dog prompts security alert at US bank

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LOS ANGELES: A dog whose name “Dash” sounded too much like the Arabic acronym for the Islamic State jihadist group prompted a security scare at a California bank. The alarm was raised after Dash’s owner Bruce Francis, who suffers from multiple sclerosis and lives in San Francisco, tried to make an online payment to the person who walks his pitbull mix. Francis wrote “Dash” in the memo line for the check, panicking officials at Chase Bank who mistook it for “Daesh” and canceled the payment, local news reports said. The bank also flagged the payment to the US Treasury Department, which sent a note to Francis asking him to “explain what Dash means.

AFP

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