Monday, January 21, 2013

Aerial Surprise

"I'm sad because I got caught."

Why every American should own an airplane:

A Florida pilot caught a man stealing a trailer from his own property while he was flying his personal plane home from North Carolina, NBC affiliate WBBH reported.

The pilot, David Zehntner, was returning home to Glades County, Fla., on Sunday in his Cesna 182 and decided to fly over his home in LaBelle, when he noticed an unfamiliar truck in his driveway. Zehntner told WBBH he hovered over his home for nearly 10 minutes, watching a man try to break into his house.

"Right in front of us, with us making a tight circle around our property here, watching from the air -- and he was clearly looking at us several times, looked up," Zehntner told the TV station.

According to WBBH, Zehntner then flew closer, dropping the plane to 300 feet, and saw the man attaching Zehntner's red trailer to his truck and pulling out of his driveway.

The pilot then called the Glades County Sheriff's Office from the air and continued following the thief as he drove the truck and attached trailer down the road, WBBH reported...

Almost as good as the sales clerk that catches an identity thief trying to make a purchase using credit cards in the clerks name. Only the pilot wasn't in a position to punch the guy in the nose.

Happy inaugural everyone. Obama's second inaugural was like Lincoln's in that I didn't pay the least bit of attention to Lincoln's either.