Woman busted on 1991 warrant after cruise
ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 24 (UPI) -- A Connecticut woman arrested on a 1991 warrant after getting off a cruise ship in Florida was released after paying her decades-old fine.
Robin Hall, 41, paid her $85 fine Tuesday for a 1991 theft conviction in Orange County, Fla., after she was arrested Jan. 17 upon disembarking a cruise ship in Port Canaveral, Fla., Florida Today reported Thursday.
Police said they discovered Hall had a warrant for her arrest when they checked the passenger list of the Disney Dream for known terrorists, WESH-TV, Orlando, Fla., reported Thursday.
Hall was taken to the Brevard County jail and later transferred to the Orange County jail, where she was able to pay her fine and secure her release.
Hall said the unpaid fine stemmed from a theft conviction when she was 18-years-old.
"Back in 1991, I shoplifted cigarettes from Walmart," Hall said.
Pawn shop owner buys first Gulfstream G650
LAUDERHILL, Fla., Jan. 24 (UPI) -- The owner of a Florida pawn shop said he is now the proud owner of the first Gulfstream G650 private jet off the assembly line.
Preston Henn, 82, owner of the Swamp Shop in Lauderhill, said he put down a $1 million deposit and received the first available G650, the fastest civilian jet in the sky, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported Thursday.
"It's the latest craze in private airplanes," Henn said. "I got the first one in the country."
He said the jet, which can carry up to 18 passengers, arrived Dec. 27 at the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport. He said he and some friends took an hourlong flight over Florida, but he probably won't be flying in the jet in the future.
"I probably will never fly in it again," he said. "This was strictly an investment."
Henn said he paid $55 million for the plane and leased it back to Gulfstream, which is taking it on a world demonstration tour.
"They're paying me more than it's costing me to finance it," he said. "I'm making money on it."
'Princess Bride' shirt worries flight crew
SYDNEY, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- A man who boarded an Australian flight to New Zealand wearing a T-shirt bearing a famous line from "The Princess Bride" said he was asked to change.
Wynand Mullins, a New Zealand native living in Sydney, said he boarded a Qantas flight to Auckland Sunday evening wearing a T-shirt bearing a line from the 1987 film, "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die," Stuff.co.nz reported Thursday.
Mullins said he thought the reaction from the flight crew was "a bit over the top."
"The flight attendant said to me: 'Are you able to remove it because some of the passengers are quite intimidated by it.' I thought it was all a bit silly. The person next to me was laughing, because they knew the movie," Mullins said.
He said the flight attendant said she would attempt to find him another shirt, but never brought him one. Mullins said the flight attendant did not make eye contact with him for the rest of the flight.
"I wouldn't be surprised if they had someone watching me the whole time," he said. "The whole experience was a bit over the top, but also a bit comical."
A Qantas spokesman said the company had no record of the incident, so it must have been handled by the flight crew.
"Qantas does have dress standards for passengers travelling on our aircraft ... particularly for slogans which other passengers may find offensive or threatening," the spokesman said.
Turkish group offended by Lego play set
VIENNA, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- A Turkish group in Austria is asking Danish company Lego to apologize for a "Star Wars" play set they believe resembles a famous mosque.
The Turkish Cultural Community of Austria released a statement saying the "Star Wars: Jabba's Palace" play set bears strong resemblance to the Hagia Sophia mosque in Istanbul and the accompanying figurines depict Asians as people with "deceitful and criminal personalities," The Daily Telegraph reported Thursday.
The group called on Lego to apologize for offending religious and cultural feelings.