Thu, Mar 09, 2006
It's Sad We Must Clarify Which One We're Talking About...
Phillipe Patricio -- the 21-year-old man who stole a Cessna 172
for an alcohol-clouded joyride with friends last year -- was
sentenced in New York Wednesday to one year in jail for his
However, as part of a previously-announced plea
deal with prosecutors, Patricio will technically serve
no more jail time in New York after pleading guilty to reckless
endangerment, flying while intoxicated, unauthorized use of a
vehicle and resisting arrest.
Instead, he will remain in custody until Connecticut authorities
transport him to that state, to face charges of violating airport
security in the June 22, 2005 incident.
Patricio broke into the aircraft at night at the Danbury (CT)
Regional Airport, before embarking on a drunken escapade with two
friends. The three flew to Westchester, NY.
Patricio's two passengers also have charges pending in
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