Southern Calif. man stages April Fool’s plane joke
It’s the plane crash that wasn’t in Southern California.
The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports a Yucaipa businessman staged an elaborate April Fool’s joke Monday.
Billy Cheesman Jr. used a forklift to arrange a small aircraft on the fence that runs in front of his equipment-rental business, as if it had nosedived there.
He also strung yellow caution tape around to make it resemble a crash scene.
Cheesman said someone gave him the two-seat experimental plane, and he’s been trying to figure out what to do with it.
He notified the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department before he set up the prank at Redlands Yucaipa Rentals.
Pa. inmate denies hiding phone in prosthetic leg
A former Pennsylvania jail inmate said he didn’t sneak a cellphone into the lockup in his prosthetic leg, though he acknowledged having it for a year as he pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct.
Instead, 28-year-old Christopher Greer, of Uniontown, told a judge the phone was in his cargo shorts when he reported in 2011 to serve a sentence for driving on a suspended license.
Greer said he kept the phone because inmates at the Fayette County lockup 40 miles south of Pittsburgh must pay $4 per call.
Greer pleaded guilty Tuesday, but the warden doesn’t believe Greer smuggled the phone in either his pocket or his leg, as county detectives charged. Brian Miller said both would have been searched too thoroughly for that.