A 19-year-old Arkansas man has pleaded responsible to attempting to steal a industrial airplane so he might fly to Chicago to attend a rap live performance by Famous Dex.
The Texarkana Gazette reports that Zemarcuis Scott of Texarkana pleaded responsible Thursday to tried theft of property and industrial housebreaking, and was sentenced to 5 years of probation and ordered to pay a $1,000 advantageous and court docket prices and take part in any psychological well being remedy instructed by the probation division. Authorities have stated Scott was found July 4 contained in the cockpit of an American Eagle jet at Texarkana Regional Airport and that he had hoped to fly to an out-of-state live performance. Airport safety noticed Scott soar a fence onto the property round 2:30 a.m. and instantly referred to as police.
He has no coaching as a pilot. Police have stated he advised investigators he thought piloting the airplane would contain little greater than pushing buttons and pulling levers. In December, he was found mentally competent to face trial. According to the Gazette, Scott advised investigators that he'd been desirous about stealing the airplane for a month and had been watching it since 10 p.m. on July three.
Authorities say the 44-seat jet wasn’t broken; Scott is prohibited from stepping on Texarkana Regional Airport property whereas on probation.