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A renegade pilot who threatened to crash his plane into a Walmart in Tupelo, Mississippi, has been charged with grand theft and terroristic threats.
Cory Wayne Patterson is also likely to face federal charges, Tupelo Police Chief John Quaka said at a news conference Saturday.
“Negotiators from the Tupelo Police Department contacted the pilot and were able to talk him out of this deed and land the plane at the Tupelo airport,” Quaka said. “He was about to run out of fuel.”
Arrested and Charged
Cory Patterson will be charged with grand larceny and making terrorist threats
The pilot circled over Tupelo, Mississippi, on September 3 and threatened to crash his plane.
However, the plan to land at the airport was aborted because Patterson lacked enough experience to shoot the plane down. He eventually landed in a field near Ripley, Miss. Patterson was uninjured.
Quaka said Patterson’s motivation remains unclear and Tupelo police would work with the FBI to figure it out. Although he had received flight instruction, Quaka said he believed Patterson was not a licensed flight pilot.