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Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 05/21/2010

Crashing plane costs homeless man $40

By Washington Post editors

A homeless man who stole and crashed a single-engine plane will have to pay just $40 in restitution, even though he caused about $12,000 in damage.

Frederick County Circuit Judge G. Edward Dwyer Jr. expressed surprise Thursday upon learning of the small amount. Prosecutors explained that insurance had paid for all the damage except for a $40 deductible.

Fifty-one-year-old Calvin C. Cox has served half of his nine-month sentence for the December theft.

At sentencing in April, Dwyer authorized work release for Cox so he could earn money to pay restitution to the plane's owner, Mid Atlantic Soaring Associates Corp.
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Information from: The Frederick (Md.) News-Post, http://www.fredericknewspost.com

By Washington Post editors  | May 21, 2010; 11:42 AM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland, Traffic and Transportation  | Tags:  Frederick Maryland, homeless man, plane crash  
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Comments

you can't blame a guy for trying to escape Frederick. this could be a sequel to Escape from New York / L.A.

Posted by: steampunk | May 21, 2010 1:15 PM | Report abuse

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