NBC Washington:

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol is investigating claims one of its helicopters was used to help a teenager invite his girlfriend to homecoming.

A Department of Homeland Security employee allegedly used a CBP helicopter to hover over his son’s high school in northern Virginia and drop a teddy bear with the invitation last week.

Did it really happen? According to Twitter, it certainly did:



Uh oh:


  • http://Twitter.com/jkerrysforehead John Kerry’s Forehead

    Sorry, Corky, but I think you may need to find a new nitch fir prom. Something tells me Daddy wont be flying anymore. FAA has pretty tough guidelines around dropping shit from aircraft…not to mention over a high school.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rafael.penariosribero Rafael Eduardo Peña-Rios Riber

    tax dollars at work ladies and gentlemen!

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    Isn’t it great that we have so many different federal law enforcement agencies that perform such unique tasks.

  • Tyler

    Hell the dad is probably bored since Obama won’t let him do his job

  • Chris Shea

    I’m so happy to hear that. Golly, our borders must be secure now and there is nothing to worry about at all. Hooray. Yeah, sure. THIS dolt of a father should be fired immediately. Better they should have dropped HIM on the high school. MORON!

  • http://twitter.com/LanTec1 Lantec

    Sorry, I’m a dad and I know that if I’m flying over anyway parachuting a teddy bear out the window to help out my son would be a no-brainer. I hope the guy doesn’t get in trouble because of over-zealous PC type crap that’s almost exclusively the domain of the left. Non-story as far as I’m concerned.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      I don’t know about civilian employees of the federal government, but do remember the criteria for military folks. You don’t use military equipment for any non-military/ personal use unless authorized by a higher authority. Any question as to whether or not the action could be construed as for personal use, should be considered personal, so as to avoid the appearance of impropriety.

      It’s a non-story in light of all that is going on in the country, unless you take into consideration that some of the $16 trillion of our debt was used to purchase and maintain the aircraft, and pay the salary of the pilot and crew. It’s a concern for me in that our current administration has used an executive order to not allow our Border Patrol to fully do their job.

      And lastly, what if every federal employee used all the equipment at their disposal, to do “just one little thing” and did it once a day, or week? When you allow one person to violate the rules in such a public manner, you are setting an irresponsible policy.

      As a dad, would you be willing to do this one little thing, knowing that it could become widely known at the school and later the public, and risk losing your income which provides for your family? It would definitely be a factor to consider.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7BG44DBU5IHJQ5ZAYWNT3RSPBM Jack Offelday

    The pilot of the US Customs helicopter should reimburse US taxpayers the $3000/hr it cost to drop a teddy bear.

  • http://twitter.com/BLeFonque Buckshot LeFonque

    I’m glad the CBP chopper did something useful…

  • Grumpa Grumpus

    He says to wait & see what he’s planned for the prom.

    Perhaps a nice backpack full of stimulus money?

    Or maybe a signed copy/amber imprinted pair of POTUS shorts?

    Or, maybe a commuter car for her very own, fitted out just like “ordinary joe” the clown Biden has?

    Really! The possibilities are endless!

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

    This really doesn’t sound like something to get worked up over. I mean, I can’t see me getting together with some friends, firebombing embassies, and blowing up diplomats cars over this, or anything.