I can’t vouch for the accuracy of this, but it’s not at all implausible.
MORE: A few of you have expressed doubt about the story, noting that nothing relevant pops up in a Google search on McDowell’s name save for the video (and, now, this post). I just checked Lexis, which didn’t have anything either. I’ve emailed the guy who made the video to ask for some further documentation of McDowell’s case. I’ll let you know what he says.