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It's Raining Toilet Paper! Jersey Man Drops Rolls from Plane - Let Cops Explain

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Jersey Man Charged for Dumping Wet Toilet Paper on School from Plane
(CBS/AP)

WESTWOOD, N.J (CBS/AP) Authorities say a man tossed rolls of toilet paper onto a New Jersey high school athletic field this week from a single-engine plane.

FAA spokesman Jim Peters says the pilot flew over Westwood High School around 6 p.m. Wednesday night, while there were children on the field, in an incident police say stirred post-9/11 anxieties about low-flying aircraft.

Why did he do this?

Westwood Police Chief Frank Regino tells The Record of Woodland Park that pilot Warren Saunders was practicing to drop streamers in school colors before Westwood High's football game on Saturday.

The FAA's Jim Peters says the Cessna 172S made three passes before landing at an airport in nearby Caldwell.

Saunders has been charged with violating a state law that prohibits aerial stunts over densely inhabited areas or public gatherings. He was released on his own recognizance.

There were no reports of injuries.

Fortunately this aerial stunt did not involve any double rolls.