Wednesday, January 14, 2009
I've been following this story for the past couple of days, and just have to share a couple of thoughts.
What is this guys thought process? Obviously, he did something wrong. So, he apparently tried to fake his own death in order to escape any persecution. However, he did so by pulling off probably the worst fake death ever. Let's make a fake SOS call about how your windshield shattered, sending thousands of pieces of windshield gas into your body, presumably leaving you a bloody mess and on your way to death.
All well and good, but how would you explain when people find your plane with no blood and no body in there? Plus, apparently any half-ass pilot could tell that auto pilot was on and with a door open on the plane, clearly indicate someone jumped out.
If you have a plane, why not just fly to Mexico? If you truly want to kill yourself, well, then how about finding a more effective method. If you want to plead insanity, then you're off to a good start, but it'll be hard to carry that far back enough to get you out of defrauding any clients of yours.
Then, after he crashed the plane (!!!!) and parachuted down, he went to authorities, asked for help, checked in to a hotel under a fake name (while being recorded by security cameras), left abruptly and grabbed a motorcycle he was holding in a garage and just drove off. Where the hell was he going? What was his end game plan? Just cruise around on his hog for the rest of his life? Why crash so close to home? I mean, if I had to run out of my house right now, I could figure out a better escape plan than this guy.
I guess that's what happens when a douchebag tries to escape the crimes of his greed and selfishness.
This case really creates a lot more questions than it answers.