9-inch copter lands in arms of Ohio court statue

An unwanted modern addition has flown into the arms of a Lady Justice statue that sits atop a county courthouse in north-central Ohio.

Terry Cline's drone camera sits stuck in the arm of the Lady Justice statue atop the Marion County Courthouse on Thursday, May 2, 2013. The remote-control helicopter got stuck while he was filming a project. County commissioners say they won't foot the bill for a crane, and they don't think the helicopter owner's suggestion to have someone rappel from a real chopper and snatch the miniature one off is, well, very realistic or worthwhile. (AP Photo/The Columbus Dispatch, Jonathan Quilter)

MARION, Ohio (AP) — An unwanted modern addition has flown into the arms of a Lady Justice statue that sits atop a county courthouse in north-central Ohio.

A 9-inch, remote-control helicopter flew into Lady Justice on the Marion County Courthouse on April 27 and has been there since — resting on the hilt of her sword more than 100 feet high.

Video producer Terry Cline tells the Marion Star that he was using the $1,500 camera-equipped helicopter to shoot a promotional video for the city when it was caught by an unexpected breeze.

Since then, Cline has been trying figure out how to get the helicopter back.

County officials say they won't pay to remove it or risk anyone's life for it.

For now, Lady Justice gets to keep her new toy.
Associated Press
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