Border Patrol pilot under investigation after using helicopter to help his son invite a girl to homecoming
POSTED: Sunday, September 23, 2012 - 12:00am
UPDATED: Sunday, September 23, 2012 - 12:04am
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — U.S. Customs and Border Protection is investigating claims one of its helicopters was used to help a teenager invite his girlfriend to homecoming.
A Department of Homeland Security employee allegedly used a CBP helicopter to hover over his son's high school in Nokesville, Virginia and drop a teddy bear with the invitation last week.
"We are aware of reports that a locally-based CBP helicopter was used improperly by local CBP personnel Sept. 12," CBP spokesman Michael Friel said.
The pilot who had command of the helicopter was reassigned to administrative duties while CBP investigates the alleged incident.