Leroy man charged after landing helicopter in Tisdale parking lot looking to buy ice cream cake

Photo courtesy Saskatchewan RCMP.

A 34-year-old Leroy man has been charged with dangerous operation of an aircraft after landing a helicopter in the middle of a Tisdale parking lot, hoping to buy an ice cream cake.

RCMP received a complaint around 5:00 p.m. on July 31 that a helicopter had landed in a high traffic parking lot on 101st Street in Tisdale.

Police say when it landed the helicopter blew up dust and debris through the area, which includes schools and an aquatic centre.

After investigation it was determined the landing was not an emergency, a passenger exited the helicopter and entered a nearby restaurant to buy an ice cream cake.

Officers determined the man flying was licensed to do so, but landed in an illegal area, his name has not been released.

He’ll be in a Melfort courtroom on September 7.


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