Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Port Charlotte man for flying his aircraft too low over Port Charlotte around 9 p.m. Thursday.
The CCSO pilot and a pilot volunteer were flying an aerial patrol and observed a small red and white airplane flying about 600 feet off the ground near Promenades Mall and the two hospitals.
The helicopter pilot followed the aircraft to Punta Gorda Airport where pilot Jayde Keith Machado, 20, 1160 Aletha Ave., landed.
Jayde Keith Machado
Machado approached the CCSO pilots when they landed and complained about "blowing grass and crap into my plane."
Machado was arrested and charged with operating an aircraft in a reckless manner. He was released from jail on a $2,500 bond.