A teenager who stole an airplane from a Tennessee airport and buzzed several homes before being apprehended has been sentenced to one year of probation.
The unauthorized flight was part of a one-night crime spree in January that included stealing a truck, attempted burglary and breaking in to the airport office to get the keys to a Piper Cherokee, according to the Associated Press.
Nathan Frost, 16, had worked at the airport and flown the airplane before. Frost’s late night joyride included buzzing the neighborhood of his girlfriend. After his arrest Frost told authorities that the crime spree was triggered by an argument he had with another teen over the girl.
In February Frost pled guilty to reckless endangerment and evading arrest. The owner of the aircraft did not press charges.
In addition to probation, Frost must perform 100 hours of community service and is not allowed to apply for a pilot’s license until he turns 18. The judge also ordered Frost not to have contact with the people whose homes he buzzed.