Man jailed after airplane joy-ride

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

DENISON, Tex -- A night of joy-riding lands one Denison man in jail. Grayson County deputies say they found Robert Gene Walker near a white airplane on the runway at the Tanglewood airstrip on Saturday.

Walker told the deputy he was driving by and saw the plane on the runway and found the keys inside. Since he'd always wanted to fly one, he decided to take it for a spin.

Apparently Walker was doing a 'figure 8' on the grass when it nose dived into the ground. Walker was arrested for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

The owner did not want to pursue charges.

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  • by The Girlfriend Location: Arizona on Aug 19, 2007 at 05:51 PM
    Ok so we are all human, and we all make blunders through life. Some of us blunder bigger than others, no doubt. Before judging had you thought that maybe there were other circumstances involved when Robert made this one? Beyond all doubt I know, as do his family and friends, that he is NOT a moron. Nor has he ever ridden the short bus.
  • by Texoma Location: GC on Aug 16, 2007 at 07:53 AM
    Hey Britney, did your uncle ride the short bus to school when he was young? I'd have to say there is nothing about him that is "OK" if he's hopping in airplanes & doing figure 8's in the middle of the night. I'll also have to say there was some stupidity on the part of who ever left those keys in that plane. You see, this world is full of idiots just looking for an airplane with the keys in it so they can do figure 8's. Ole uncle buck just happen to find one. By god thats funny I don't care who you are.
  • by Mary Location: Sherman on Aug 15, 2007 at 07:28 PM
    I don't know, I just find it all kinda funny. Sounds like he had fun.
  • by britney Location: shereman on Aug 15, 2007 at 02:22 PM
    that mans my uncle people! its none of your biss why he did it were just happpy hes okay
  • by That Girl Location: Bryan County on Aug 15, 2007 at 11:39 AM
    Hey Girlfriend, I was saying that Walker was the stupid one.
  • by Bryan Location: Sherman Tx. on Aug 14, 2007 at 08:26 PM
    He was just having fun but really He should've asked for permesson first. and everything would bn OK.
  • by Amy Location: Red River on Aug 14, 2007 at 07:59 PM
    This is just funny at first glance of reading this story. He is very lucky of not harming someone or even his self though. What will they come up with next?
  • by friend of the girlfriend Location: Arizona on Aug 14, 2007 at 07:58 PM
  • by The Girlfriend Location: Arizona on Aug 14, 2007 at 07:01 PM
    I agree with the first comment.. That guy will NEVER leave his keys in anything. EVER!! Figure eights on the runway... Scary, sad, yet oddly amusing... Yep, that's my Robert!! And I love him!
  • by Mork Location: Ork on Aug 14, 2007 at 11:59 AM
    Man, I always did want to fly one of these.....I heard he was a flight instructor for Delta Airlines. Who's the idiot that left the keys in his airplane?
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