Bizarre Brazil: Bad Santa nicks Helicopter in Sao Paulo
By Frans van Hees | www.AboutBrasil.com | Week 48, November 2015
Rio de Janeiro — Bad start of the
Christmas season in Brazil... A man dressed as
Santa Claus has stolen a rented helicopter. According to police forces, the helicopter pilot was bound and left.
Helicopter view Sao Paulo
The thief hired the helicopter from a company in Sao Paulo.
The disguised man needed the helicopter for, in his own words, 'a surprise'.
During the flight,
Santa Claus became a hijackerwho forced the pilot to fly to a small farm outside the city.
There, another person was waiting for the
The pilot was gagged, and Santa and his 'piloting elf' left with the helicopter. The victim was able to escape after a few hours and alerted the police. According to authorities the
Christmas helicopter is still missing...
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