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Trailer owner spots theft from the sky

Jan. 1, 2013 at 4:16 PM

LABELLE, Fla., Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Authorities in Florida said they arrested an alleged trailer thief after the owner spotted the crime in progress while flying his plane over the property.

The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office said the Glades County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call Sunday afternoon from David Zehntner, who said he was flying his personal airplane over his Labelle home and spotted someone stealing his 6x12 foot trailer from the home.

The Lee County Sheriff's Office was contacted for help and deputies pulled over a 2002 Toyota Tundra pulling the pilfered trailer and detained the driver, Gary Robert Haines, 59, until Charlotte County deputies arrived and made the official arrest.

Haines was jailed on a grand theft charge and released Monday morning after posting $2,500 bond.

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