Feds: Raleigh man impersonating Army general used helicopter to impress woman

Christian Desgroux (Raleigh-Wake CCBI)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man pretending to be a U.S. Army general wanted to impress a woman when he unexpectedly landed a helicopter at the headquarters of a North Carolina tech company.

EARLIER: Raleigh man indicted for pretending to be Army officer, landing helicopter at SAS

Fifty-seven-year-old Christian Desgroux appeared Monday before a federal magistrate on a charge of pretending to be a military officer. The judge ordered Desgroux to remain in jail pending his arraignment.

news-app-download-apple-350x50news-app-download-android-350x50

New details emerged about the bizarre case. Homeland Security Special Agent Tony Bell testified that Desgroux wore an Army uniform and falsely claimed to be on a mission authorized by President Donald Trump when he landed the chartered helicopter at SAS Institute in November.

He picked up a female acquaintance and took her on a short helicopter ride. Bell testified Desgroux wanted to impress her and pursue a romantic relationship.

WHAT OTHERS ARE CLICKING ON:

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s