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Man arrested after balloons released outside Nashville airport’s tower

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A man wanted out of Maury County has been arrested at Nashville International Airport after police said he released balloons in front of an Air Traffic Control Tower while carrying drugs. Airport police responded around 4 p.m. Monday after the tower reported people in a car were letting off balloons in front of the tower, causing a safety issue for aircraft. (www.wkrn.com) More...

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sgbelverta
sharon bias 2
Falls under the "you can't fix stupid" category. That was a lot of drugs.
JeffBrenton
Jeff Brenton 2
So, how did he get his car "in front of" the tower without police involvement in the first place?
pthomas745
Pa Thomas 3
The tower does not appear to be inside the terminal, just building on airport property with a fence around it. https://www.google.com/maps/@36.115063,-86.6746625,3a,75y,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sYge8tFQlCN9H-7p9LmnZvg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192
ghstark
Greg S 1
When you're down on your luck everything you do makes it worse.
ThinkingGuy
ThinkingGuy 1
The way it's worded seems to imply that releasing balloons in front of a control tower is fine as long as you're NOT carrying drugs :)
Quirkyfrog
Robert Cowling -1
Safety issue? How many balloons?
Cleffer
Cleffer 1
I would guess that prevailing winds blew the balloons in the general direction of the runway. Other than that, the article doesn't specify. I would imagine it would have to be enough for airport workers to notice.

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