NZ shock-jock's airport fight caught on CCTV

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    Footage of a punch-up between radio DJ Iain Stables and a Jetstar contractor has been released as part of an assault case.

    The altercation happened in October last year between the shock-jock and service provider for the airline, Patrick Joseph Ulberg, at Auckland Airport.

    CCTV footage played in Manukau District Court showed Stables sweeping bag labels off the counter and throwing a radio at Mr Ulberg after being told he had missed his flight.
    It then shows Mr Ulberg coming out from behind the counter to punch Stables in the face.
    Stables claimed he arrived at the Jetstar check-in counter three minutes after the airline's half-hour check-in time had closed.

    When told he was unable to fly, the employee allegedly said: "If you want that, why don't you f--- off to Air New Zealand?".

    Stables reportedly then told Mr Ulberg he was "a loser and you work for a loser airline".
    It was also alleged Stables called Mr Ulberg a "black mother f-----r" in the dispute.

    But Stables, who always denied the allegations, claimed Mr Ulberg threatened and attacked him, receiving a "constant attack to the head". He was later treated for concussion, bruising and cuts.
    Judge Peter Hobbs ruled Stables was "aggressive and abusive", and found Ulberg not guilty of assaulting him, ruling he was acting in self-defence, the New Zealand Herald reported.

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