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Visalia man arrested for attempted murder after trying to shoot down plane: Police

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A Visalia man has been arrested for attempted murder after he tried to shoot down a plane, according to the Tulare County Sheriff's Office. On Feb. 2, officers received a report from a local Agriculture Aviation Spraying Business that one of its planes had been struck by a bullet while in flight. Upon further investigation, detectives identified 55-year-old Roy Vander Velde as the suspect after witnesses confirmed he made threats to shoot down the plane. (abc30.com) More...

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Cansojr
Cansojr 6
As far as I am concerned this is attempted murder likely from an eco-freak. What if that bullet killed the pilot. Then you have a serous chemical hazard in a localized area. As well, this stunt had STUPID all over it. Another thoughtless human who felt their rights superseded the agricultural industry and the general food supply.
KobeHunte
Kobe Hunte 3
very well explained.. thanks for that
Cansojr
Cansojr 2
Thanks for that Kobe because it is so encouraging. Thanks for your comment!
KobeHunte
Kobe Hunte 3
PLANESOLUTIONS
PLANESOLUTIONS 3
Why don't news writers understand that not everyone in the world knows where Vasalia or Tulare County is? Is it that much work to insert the state and country?
TorstenHoff
Torsten Hoff 4
People post links to news stories and short excerpts under the Fair Use doctrine. They generally don't edit the headlines or excerpts for clarity, and many stories are meant for local audiences that know the geography.
zcolescott
Zachary Colescott 2
Going to guess since the weather widget at the top of the page says "Fresno, CA" that it's nearby somewhere...?
DaveIsaacs
David Isaacs 3
I think the complaint referred to the descriptions in the list. You don't see the widget until you open the item. It is like the Google news that refers to "Clark County" and the measles. I wonder how many Clark Counties there are in the US. I love next to one and did not realize it was not the one until I opened an item.
KobeHunte
Kobe Hunte 2
omg... how could someone be soo stupid???

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KobeHunte
Kobe Hunte 6
just FYI @linbb - you are the the person that is responsible for most of the trolling... so keep your comments to yourself
joelwiley
joel wiley 1
A bit more information found here:
https://www.yourcentralvalley.com/news/kingsburg-pilot-speaking-out-after-bullet-hits-crop-duster-mid-flight-55-year-old-suspect-arrested/1761311832

The pilot said the man threatened to shoot down the plane because it was scaring his cows.
The plane was spraying fertilizer.
KobeHunte
Kobe Hunte 1
oh my word!!

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