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Police: Homeless Man Steals, Crashes Plane

A plane is seen Monday morning, Dec. 28, 2009 in Frederick, Md. Police in Maryland say a homeless man tried to leave town in this stolen plane but crashed the single-engine aircraft on a municipal airport runway before he ever left the ground. Fifty-one-year-old Calvin Cox faces a bond hearing Monday on charges of felony theft, burglary and trespass. (AP Photo-Frederick News-Post-Sam Yu)
AP Photo-Frederick News-Post-Sam Yu
Police in Maryland say a homeless man tried to leave town in a stolen plane but crashed the single-engine aircraft on a municipal airport runway before he ever left the ground.

Calvin Cox, 51, faces a bond hearing Monday on charges of felony theft, burglary and trespass.

Lt. Clark Pennington says a Frederick County Sheriff's Office canine team found Cox in the woods near the airport after an airport worker reported the crash of the Piper Super Cub at about 2:15 a.m. Monday.

Pennington says Cox is familiar with airplanes but not proficient in their operation.

He says the plane owned by the Mid-Atlantic Soaring Association had fuselage and propeller damage.