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Man hurling oranges at planes held

Published 10/11/2010 | 09:15

Police have arrested a man accused of hurling oranges at parked planes in Arizona
Police have arrested a man accused of hurling oranges at parked planes in Arizona

An Arizona man accused of hurling oranges at parked planes was found by police in an orange grove smelling of spray paint.

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The Arizona Republic said Brian Henio was arrested on suspicion of possession of a vapour-releasing substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and trespassing.

Police said officers responding to a disturbance call at Falcon Field municipal airport in Mesa found the 33-year-old man in the grove next to the airport, holding a green jug to his lips.

Officers said they recognised the smell of spray paint and noticed paint on Henio's upper lip.

Police said Henio admitted to sniffing spray paint. He also admitted to throwing oranges at the planes and said he didn't know why it was a big deal.

Mesa is one of the cities that make up the metropolitan Phoenix area.

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