Gyrocopter Pilot Faces 9.5 Years For US Capitol Landing
Doug Hughes landed his gyrocopter on the Capitol lawn last month to deliver letters of protest to Congress. Wednesday we learned the possible penalty.By Steven Sparkman | May 20, 2015
The man who landed a gyrocopter at the U.S. Capitol last month, setting off a security scare, faces nearly a decade in prison.
Doug Hughes, a 61-year-old mailman, brought letters for each member of Congress with him as an act of protest. He hadn't made his plan much of a secret, either, giving interviews to the Tampa Bay Times.
Wednesday, we finally learned what the stunt might cost Hughes. He faces six charges including two felonies that altogether could add up to as much as 9.5 years behind bars.