Italian Police Report 'Catch Me If You Can' Ruse

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

ROME (AP) - Italian police describe it as a real-life sequel to the film "Catch Me If You Can" about a con artist masquerading as a commercial pilot.

Carabinieri police said Saturday they stopped an unemployed Italian man at Turin's airport who is suspected of having used fake IDs, a cap and uniform to convince an Air Dolomiti flight he was a pilot and let him fly for free inside the cockpit.

Police said two real pilots flew the plane on the flight from Munich, Germany, to Turin in April. Acting on a tip, police detained him at Turin's airport Wednesday. He was wearing a pilot's uniform, but investigators say it was unclear if he intended to try the ruse again. They didn't identify the man and he was given a citation.


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