Tue, Aug 30, 2011
Bad Guys Spotted Stealing Stuff From The Passengers' House
How many times has a passenger asked you "can you fly over my
house" while out for a lazy weekend cross-county? In the case of
Craighead, AR resident Steven Lynn, that innocent question resulted
in the apprehension of two men trying to steal his stuff.
Lynn had been out flying with his friend and pilot David Hudson
on Friday. They had flown from Jonesboro Municipal Airport
(KJBR) to Memphis, and on the way home, Lynn asked Hudson to fly
over his house.
Television station KAIT reports that on the overflight, the two
noticed something odd ... two guys loading Lynn's belongings out of
his house onto a truck. Lynn called his uncle from the airplane
while Hudson circled, and when the uncle arrived, the burglars
threw some of the items off the truck and made a dash to
But they couldn't outrun the airplane. Deputy Sheriff Phillip
Wheaton said the "eye in the sky" gave his officers turn-by-turn
directions as they tracked the truck. Roosevelt Smith III and
Joseph Peel, both of Jonesboro, were eventually stopped on a rural
highway and arrested.
So what are the odds of flying over ones own house at the
precise time it's being burglarized? Slim to none, we imagine, but
for Steven Lynn, his first time in an airplane turned out to be a
little bit like winning the lottery. Still, he told the TV station
he might be a little nervous the NEXT time he goes flying with his
friend ... "until I see there's nobody there."
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