Yeah they mentioned that he was an airline Captain and I don't think anyone should be surprised nor overly offended. I think they would mention if he were a doctor, police officer, teacher, or in any other profession that is tied to public and its safety. Not to knock truck driving (as Doug mentioned) which is a perfectly respectable profession, but the public expects better behavior out of professionals in the careers such as the ones I previously mentioned. Unfortunately, I fully expect to be run over by an 18 wheeler while driving down the interstate. I'm glad the public holds the pilot profession in high enough regard to expect a certain behavior and I don't think this article's intent was to discredit aviation. Just a shame some people are truly ignorant enough to steal.
Nah, he just tripped out, borrowed a friend's unloaded NHM-61 "Sportster" (AK-47 with a "sport" stock) and another friends automobile, drove down Willow Creek Road, pulled out his weapon and demanded "My last name's May and I gets respect, your cash and your jewelry is what I expect".
Ok, maybe the last part's an embellishment, but I think he was determined to be nuts (duh) and did minimum time under the auspices that he complete college or he'd be thrown in the pokey with "Curious Pete".
I had the nagging suspicion that if I had walked into Wal Mart with an AK-47, they'd have fought amongst themselves as to who'd be the first guy to shoot me!