Arkansas Man Pleads Guilty To Attempted Plane Theft Charge

TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — A 19-year-old Arkansas man has pleaded guilty to trying to steal a jet in order to fly to Chicago to attend a rap concert.

The Texarkana Gazette reports that Zemarcuis Scott of Texarkana pleaded guilty last Thursday to charges of attempted theft of property and commercial burglary and was sentenced to five years of probation.

Authorities have said Scott was found July 4 inside the cockpit of an American Eagle jet at Texarkana Regional Airport and had hoped to fly to an out-of-state concert.

Police say he told investigators he thought piloting the plane would involve little more than pushing buttons and pulling levers.

Authorities say the 44-seat jet wasn't damaged.

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