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(WFTV Orlando)   Stolen hot air balloon found at hot air balloon festival. Because where else would it be?   (wftv.com) divider line
    More: Florida, Police, Marion County Sheriff's Office, Hot air balloon, first balloon investigation, Constable, Sheriff, Coroner, United States  
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1932 clicks; posted to Main » on 25 Mar 2019 at 1:35 PM (16 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2019-03-25 10:49:21 AM  
A tow company was called to pick up the balloon so that it could be returned to its owner.

Bridge-avoidance route will significantly lengthen the trip.
 
2019-03-25 11:00:40 AM  
Who stole it, why, how, and I'm dying to know more about this daring caper
 
2019-03-25 01:14:58 PM  
Next up: guy will steal restored 65 Mustang with unique interior to show at a classic car show. The PERFECT crime.
 
2019-03-25 01:20:26 PM  
Why wouldn't you prosecute? I'd be pissed, want it back, and want some asshole to go to jail.
 
2019-03-25 01:38:26 PM  
He should have waited until Albuquerque in October. It would have like trying to find Waldo.
 
2019-03-25 01:41:12 PM  

Murflette: Who stole it, why, how, and I'm dying to know more about this daring caper


The lack of charges makes it sound like it was some kind of ownership dispute rather than a true theft.
 
2019-03-25 01:42:52 PM  
Somebody got wind of the theft
 
2019-03-25 01:43:04 PM  
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The Sheriff's Office said the owner did not want to press charges and just wanted his balloon back.
 
2019-03-25 01:46:45 PM  

edmo: Why wouldn't you prosecute? I'd be pissed, want it back, and want some asshole to go to jail.


Would you be willing to spend the time and money to go to the trial in Florida?
 
2019-03-25 01:52:24 PM  

Murflette: Who stole it, why, how, and I'm dying to know more about this daring caper


Me too!  I'm imagining a thrilling hot air balloon chase.

Set to "Yakety Sax."
 
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2019-03-25 01:59:27 PM  
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2019-03-25 02:00:50 PM  
Found some suspects.

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2019-03-25 02:11:54 PM  
A slow-speed chase ensued, during which the criminals were sipping champagne and waving at their pursuers.
 
2019-03-25 02:28:05 PM  
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2019-03-25 02:28:56 PM  
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2019-03-25 02:56:28 PM  
Not pressing charges? There's clearly a ton missing from the story.

Sounds like a family dispute.
 
2019-03-25 02:59:08 PM  
Something something balloon out of shape.
 
2019-03-25 03:57:28 PM  
Stealing u s registered aircraft is a federal offense
 
2019-03-27 12:47:10 AM  

kdawg7736: [franksemails.com image 640x511]


There are a mother and daughter still on board that thing.
 
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