The Daily Mail --
Authorities said Turkish-born Canadian citizen [Adam] Leon, also known as Yavuz Berke, was being treated for depression.
He had apparently left his girlfriend a goodbye note and his car was found at the airport in Canada with the keys still in it, America's ABC reported.
Leon led fighter pilots on a chase after he failed to respond to radio calls and other signals.
Mike Kucharek, spokesman for the North American Aerospace Defence Command in Colorado, said the Cessna 172 was stolen from about 2:30 pm yesterday from Confederation College.
Something tells me that this might be one of the last times we hear of Turkish-born "Yavuz Berke". From here on in the MSM will go with "Adam Leon", who "became a Canadian citizen last year." Y'know, kinda the way they've always gone with Marc Lépine (instead of Gamil Garbi). But, when they're trying to garner sympathy, they tend to go with Beverley Giesbrecht (ahead of Khadija Abdul Qahaar). Funny, that.
Yup, I may be right.
Adam Dylan Leon, 31, from Thunder Bay, Ont., was charged with one count of unlawfully entering the U.S. after he was interrogated by F.B.I. agents in Poplar Bluff, Mo., said Sgt. Dale Moreland, with the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
The RCMP, however, would not confirm the pilot's identity Monday night, saying only he was an adult male.
"We haven't confirmed the male's identity yet," said Supt. Tim Cogan. "I know there is a name flying around, but the RCMP has not confirmed his identity."
So, let's recap the sequence of bizarre events.
Taking off from Thunder Bay around 2:55 pm ET, the Cessna allegedly piloted by Leon proceeded due south, flying into U.S. airspace over Wisconsin. The state Capitol in Madison, Wisconsin, was allegedly evacuated shortly after 5:00 pm ET, "but police did not immediately say why." The plane was allegedly shadowed by two U.S. fighter jets, which allegedly tried to communicate with Leon and force him to land. Leon allegedly ignored the efforts to communicate. Eventually, he allegedly landed the Cessna at about 9:45 pm ET on U.S. Highway 60, near Popular Bluff, Missouri.
At this point, the story becomes allegedly more peculiar (almost screenplay comical).
[The chase] ended about seven hours later, in a Midwestern town of 360 people, inside a general store off a narrow, dirt road -- with the suspect sipping on a Gatorade, waiting to be cuffed.
"He just came in, got a Gatorade, tried to get a beef jerky, didn't have enough money, went over and sat down and just kind of watched people come and go," said Tammy Bailey of Simmons Grocery & Hardware in Ellsinore in southern Missouri.
It appears that he had been treated for depression as recently as last Friday.
Adam Dylan Leon, 31, is scheduled to be interviewed by U.S. Immigration authorities this morning. He faces one charge of "unlawfully entering the U.S." and, if convicted, could serve one year in prison. The wages of "joyriding" are detention.
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