A Raleigh man was indicted by a federal grand jury today for pretending to be a United States Army Lieutenant General and transporting someone in a helicopter, according to a release from the U.S. Department of Justice.
According to the release, Christian Gerald Desgroux, 57, pretended to be a lieutenant general in the Army while transporting a person to a classified briefing. Desgroux also pretended that he had the authority to land the helicopter at SAS headquarters in Cary.
Good grief. Journalism 101:
Where. Did. He. Get. a. Helicopter?
What kind of helicopter was it? Was it stolen? Who allowed this man to take a helicopter if it wasn't stolen? Does he possess a helicopter pilot's license or training? Who owns the helicopter that he used?
If anyone can just take a helicopter and fly it around, then I think we have a bigger problem than some poor lovelorn man's flirtation with Stolen Valor.