Friday, April 3, 2009

Yeah, Living Next To The Airport Sucks

Collier County, Florida Sheriff Deputies: Man punched radio-controlled airplane pilot

A 55-year-old man who was upset about a radio-controlled airplane being flown over his house was arrested on a felony charge Monday after Collier County sheriff’s deputies say he punched the man who was flying the plane.

Stephen M. Young of 1091 Port Orange Way was arrested Monday and charged with grand theft and battery on a person over 65.

Young was walking his dog outside his house in the Waterways community around 9:10 a.m. when he noticed a red model airplane flying above him, the Sheriff’s Office reported. Young then got into his car with his dog and drove over to the Collier County fairgrounds, where members of a local flying club were flying radio-controlled model planes.

At the fairgrounds, Young walked onto the flying area and found a red model plane. He picked up the plane’s radio transmitter and placed it inside the trunk of his car, reports said.

Plane owner William D’Amico, 68, walked up to Young in an attempt to get his transmitter back, saying, “You can’t take my box.” D’Amico attempted to take Young’s car keys. A struggle ensued during which D’Amico told deputies that Young kicked him in the groin and punched him in the face.

Witnesses also told deputies that they saw Young grab D’Amico by the throat.

Arrest reports say Young has had several incidents with the flying club, which meets regularly at the fairgrounds.

Or, just to be on the safe side, you can always fly that remote control here.

Or, just to have fun, you can always do this. (Some audio NFSW)

And it is seeing stuff like this, and laughing at that hoon out in The Waterways, that allows me to

Celebrate Life.

thanks to Jonco, thefoamguy and the

1 comment:

Horse-farmer said...

I thought it kind of sad to read two stories down from this one about the person who lives on Regatta Road getting pinched for DUI.
I remember reading where "I stopped drinking".
So sad, but you have to sleep in the bed that you make for yourself.
Hey I saw where cattle had been stolen in Ocala FL. I didn't realize anyone who lived in Ocala even knew that meat came from somewhere other than the icebox.
later dude