Thu, Jul 07, 2005
Lucky For Him Lynch Mobs Outlawed
A celebration in Logan, Utah was rudely interrupted by water
balloons falling from a small plane last Saturday and Sunday. A
21-year-old man admitted he had flown the plane to local police
after he was caught at the airport Logan-Cache Airport.
The post-Cruise-In celebration had thousands of people doing
just that... Cruising Main Street and hanging out around their
cars. Late Saturday night, a small plane reportedly made two passes
dropping water balloons over the Smith's Marketplace parking lot at
an altitude of just a few hundred feet.
Logan City Police Lt. Rod Peterson told the Herald Journal that
the pilot turned off all lights on the plane and decreased power to
the engine as he flew over.
Officers responded to the airport, where they found a
21-year-old man, who claimed that he was not the pilot, and that he
had been 'repairing emergency beacons.' After dispelling that lie
by contacting the FAA, the police again talked to the man, who
allegedly admitted to flying the plane. He claimed that the plane
was having electrical problems that caused the lights to
Peterson told the Herald Journal that no criminal charges had
been filed against the pilot and that the investigation was being
turned over to the FAA. Good thing he hadn't borrowed an
Oh, and by the way, he doesn't have a pilot's license. Pulling a
stunt like that should ensure that he never will.
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