Fan tries to sneak an autograph from Arnold Palmer
By mustang6560 on 8/10/12
What would you do to get an autograph from The King, Arnold Palmer?
Rochester police say a man lied to local airport officials and told them he had a bag for a passenger on a charter flight, all in an attempt to get an autograph from golf legend Arnold Palmer.

Rochester Police Capt. Brian Winters said police received a call from Signature Aviation on Tuesday morning about a suspicious circumstance. Authorities were told that a man showed up in a car with Wisconsin license plates and said he had a bag for a passenger on a plane that was set to depart. The man was escorted to the plane, but it turned out to be a ruse by the man, who actually wanted to get an autograph from Palmer.

Winters said the man was promptly escorted off the property. He got into his car and was asked to wait for law enforcement to arrive, but the man drove off.
Since the identity of this person is unknown, it's also unknown whether or not he was able to secure the autograph. If you live in Minnesota or anywhere in the Midwest and you know the identity of this person, do let us know as we'd like to interview him.

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[ comments ]
rmetz676 says:
hmmm... The article clearly states Wisconsin plates, but you mention Minnesota. Maybe you know something the authorities would like to know... hmmm?

Even though my car has Wisconsin plates, since I work at the airport here, I know how incredibly stupid it is to try something like that. It's a great way to end up on a no-fly list, if not worse.
mjaber says:
@rmetz... I can't get the story to come up via the link, but I'm going to take a shot and say that the airport they were at is in Rochester, MN.
rmetz676 says:
That makes sense... Probably should have figured that... That's what I get for doing work when I should have been concentrating on my internet surfing. Won't happen again
mjaber says:
See that it doesn't. You should never let a silly thing like work and making a living get in the way of your web browsing. :)
falcon50driver says:
I was wondering which Rochester they were referring to also. NH,IN,WI,MI,IL,KY,MN,NY,PA,OH,TX,WA, OR CANADA. According to my flight planning software, only the Rochester in MN has a Signature Flight Support.
Kurt the Knife says:
"scuse me, I have an iced tea for a fella on board."
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