Thief Steals Helicopter, Crashes It, Runs Away

With Pike's Peak in the background, a Blackhawk helicopter circles Peterson Air Force Base before Air Force Two lands with Vice President Mike Pence, Saturday, April 18, 2020, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Pence spoke at graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020 at the U.S. Air Force Academy. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
  • A thief broke into a helicopter at the Sacramento Executive Airport and crashed it while attempting to fly away, according to police.
  • A trespasser tried four different choppers on the tarmac between 4 and 6 a.m. before getting one to start, police told KCRA.
  • After crashing when they attempted to take off, the suspect fled the scene. Police said they are not aware of any injuries, and no arrests have been made.
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