In case you heard this morning, search crews were all over the Destin, Florida area looking for a pilot whose plane went down.
Now authorities say that the pilot faked the distress call and then parachuted out of a small plane that crashed in a swampy area.
The brilliant pilot then checked in to a hotel in Alabama under a fake name. He then ran into a police officer and had a conversation about his dirty pants. The Childersburg police didn’t know about the plane crash at the time. They took this pilot to a nearby hotel. Later, when police found out about the crash, they went back to the hotel looking for the man- who was long gone.
The pilot”appears to have intentionally abandoned the plane after putting it on autopilot over the Birmingham, Alabama, area and parachuting to the ground” Sunday night, the sheriff’s office said in a news release.
Ironically, the pilot was also president of an Indianapolis agency called Heritage Wealth Management.
He should have played a Madoff. Today a judge ruled that Madoff doesn’t have to sit in jail while he awaits trial. So, his defrauded investors can know that Madoff can keep giving stuff away.
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