Aren't there other ways you can protest corruption that won't land you in jail for 5 years?
WASHINGTON (WJLA) - - Police arrested a man who steered his tiny, one-person helicopter onto the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Wednesday afternoon, surprising spring tourists and prompting a temporary lockdown of the Capitol and White House.After they arrest the pilot, police send in the robot.
“The U.S. Capitol Police is investigating a gyrocopter with a single occupant that has landed on the grassy area of the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol,” Capitol Police Lt. Kimberly Schneider confirmed. “The U.S. Capitol Police continues to investigate with one person detained and temporary street closures in the immediate area.”
Capitol Police didn't immediately identify the pilot or comment on his motive, but a 61-year-old Florida postal carrier named Doug Hughes took responsibility for the stunt on a website where he said he was delivering letters to all 535 members of Congress in order to draw attention to campaign finance corruption.