06 April 2009

Nominations are now open...

...for the 2009 Darwin Awards...

U.S. F-16 fighter jets are tracking a single-engine plane over Missouri that was stolen from Thunder Bay, Ont.

The plane was reported stolen at about 2:30 p.m. and was spotted flying erratically.

At about 5 p.m., the state capital building in Madison, Wis., was evacuated before the plane passed near the region.
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UPDATE: Looks like he went to Plan B...
CNN reported the pilot was a Canadian citizen in his 20s who left a suicide note in Thunder Bay.
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UPDATE2: We have a name...
CNN has identified the man arrested by troopers as Yavuz Berke, 31, a native of Turkey who became a Canadian citizen last year.
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UPDATE3: We have another name...
The man, identified as Yavuz Burke, formerly known as Adam Leon — a Canadian citizen from Turkey — was in custody within an hour, CNN reported.
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UPDATE4: All corrected now...

Adam Dylan Leon, 31, from Thunder Bay, Ont., was charged with one count of unlawfully entering the U.S. after he was interrogated by F.B.I. agents in Poplar Bluff, Mo., said Sgt. Dale Moreland, with the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Damn scofflaw Canadians.

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FROM THE COMMENTS:
"I'm going to be watching this one as it continues to develop. Maybe the Liberals will be the first to the post to demand his immediate return."
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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hope this developing story has a happy ending.
NeilD

Neo Conservative said...

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grand theft... unauthorised violation of an international border... no happy ending here, i'm afraid.

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Rich said...

He landed...all is OK

Neo Conservative said...

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ok? i don't think so.

this kid's troubles have just begun.

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Rich said...

Of course...my comment was about potential victims.
This dolt is about to experience a world of pain...as he should.

Anonymous said...

This does end on a relative happy note. Happy in so far as he wasn't shot down by the American F-16's.
Even though he flew over a state capital.
The fact that he's Turkish adds a whole 'nother element to this story though so I'm going to be watching this one as it continues to develop.
Maybe the Liberals will be the first to the post to demand his immediate return.
NeilD

Anonymous said...

Maybe the Liberals will be the first to comment??? They have no choice but to comment first. Isn't Jack on his cross country tour of Canada promoting windmills, butterflies and recycling?