This is a rush transcript from "On the Record ," January 13, 2009. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.
GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: Tonight: This is so weird, a mystery, a crashed plan, a getaway motorcycle, a cryptic e-mail to a friend and staggering allegations of fraud. There is new information emerging by the minute about this bizarre story of the missing pilot, now on the run and wanted by police.
Here's what we know. Sunday night about 6:15 PM Eastern, pilot Marcus Schrenker takes off in a single-engine airplane from Anderson Municipal Airport in Indiana. About three hours later, 9:30 PM, flying near Birmingham, Alabama, Schrenker sends out a distress call, but police now say it was a hoax and that Schrenker quickly parachutes from his plane. 10:15 PM, police receive reports of a plane crash. Schrenker's plane is down near Milton, Florida.
The rest of the story is nothing short of unbelievable. In moments, you meet a friend who says he just received an e-mail from the fugitive pilot.
But first, Frances Jarosz, reporter for The Indianapolis Star, joins us live. Francesca, what can you tell me about the status of the investigation? Do they have any idea where this pilot is?
FRANCESCA JAROSZ, INDIANAPOLIS STAR: No. He's still being sought in Alabama. You know, it's pretty uncertain whether he actually is in Alabama at this point. This morning, police reported that there was a motorcycle, apparently, that he had stashed in a town about 7 miles away from Childersburg, where he was last seen. And the thought is he's riding around somewhere, perhaps in Alabama, perhaps elsewhere, on this red motorcycle. So it's really unknown, his whereabouts.
VAN SUSTEREN: All right, just to give the viewers a little bit of an idea, I'm going to put up the screenwriter and show in a circle where he -- where the motorcycle was picked up. Do you have any information when the motorcycle was placed there? Did he buy it there? How'd he get it? Where was it stored?
JAROSZ: You know, it's really unclear, at this point, how it actually got there. We know that it was stored in a storage unit beforehand, and he actually went to go pick up the motorcycle. The suggestion is he had been in a hotel on early Monday morning. After police picked him up -- they found a man who supposedly was him. He was carrying the same ID as Mr. Schrenker. And they -- he had taken them to a -- police had taken him to a hotel and he apparently checked in, paid in cash, left wearing a black hat and went into the woods somewhere near the hotel there in Childersburg.
Later, we found out that he took a motorcycle which apparently he'd stored in a storage unit in this town of Hapersville, about 10 miles away from Childersburg. And apparently, he took the motorcycle from there because his wet clothes were left in the storage unit. So that's pretty much the latest.
VAN SUSTEREN: And if you look at the travel route on the screen, you see where he left Anderson -- see where he left Anderson, Indiana. And it almost looks like he was trying to put the plane almost on an autopilot and to have it -- have it -- have it -- see if I can get this right -- have it go almost into the Gulf of Mexico because...
VAN SUSTEREN: ... Had it gone into the Gulf of Mexico, it would not have been a surprise that there was no body, if it had crashed someplace around there.
JAROSZ: Right. Exactly. And it's really interesting that you bring up that point because I talked to, actually, a friend of his today, who also spent 30 years in research and development for the Air Force and studied plane crashes. And so he said that was his suspicion, as well, based on, you know, the circumstances, the putting the plane on autopilot. It does appear that that was his intention, although, you know, those facts still -- it seems like they're still under investigation by police, so...
VAN SUSTEREN: Francesca, we got to go. Thank you very much.
JAROSZ: Thank you.
VAN SUSTEREN: Now, Tom Britt is the fugitive pilot's friend. He says the missing man e-mailed him last night. So is the pilot alive? And where is he? Moments ago, Tom Britt went "On the Record."
VAN SUSTEREN: Tom, thank you very much for joining us.
TOM BRITT, FRIEND OF MARCUS SCHRENKER: Sure.
VAN SUSTEREN: Tom, how do you know Marcus?
BRITT: Well, Marcus was in the community that I live in. It's called Geist Reservoir. It's a pretty close-knit community. And Marc has done a lot of volunteer work out there and been active in the kids' schools and things. And so, you know, not being a big community, you kind of get to know some people. And he kind of bubbled up about three or four years ago as a good friend of mine.
VAN SUSTEREN: How often do you see him? Or how often have you seen him, like, in the last six months?
BRITT: I probably see him at least once or twice a month. We were doing some marketing and some advertising for his new company called Icon Wealth Management, and we did the brochure work for him. And I publish a local newsletter. It's like a community newsletter, and we did an insert with his company in there for three months. And so that process of trying to help him with his branding and help him with the strategy of his new company, we just got to be pretty close.
VAN SUSTEREN: I take it the other day you heard the news that his plane went down.
BRITT: Yes, and I was surprised but -- I was shocked but not surprised.
VAN SUSTEREN: Why?
BRITT: Oh, you know, he just had a lot of pressure building on him, and I had just gotten word last Friday about the warrants being served on his business, and so I knew that that had to take the wind out of his sail. The economy being what it is, he was getting calls left and right from investors obviously blaming him for anything that they'd lost in the market. And on top of that, you know, you find out that his wife had filed for divorce. I mean, everything was kind of caving in on him. And...
VAN SUSTEREN: Did...
BRITT: He decided...
BRITT: I'm sorry. He just had a history locally with some people -- and I call them the people he did business with primarily -- of, you know, being a difficult person to work with. You hear some pretty outlandish stories about Marc. But on the personal side, the side that I knew and loved, was the guy that was the all-round dad, great husband, and would do anything to help his neighbor or help anybody.
VAN SUSTEREN: Did you know that he was taking off and going anyplace in his plane? Is the first thing you heard that he was on his plane is when you got the news that the plane was done?
BRITT: Yes. And when I got the news that the plane went down, the initial report came back that a plane went down that belonged to Heritage Wealth Management, which used to be the name of his company. He changed it about a year ago. So I immediately I knew that it was Marc. But the initial report said that the pilot was in the plane and injured severely.
My first reaction was if that plane went down and Marc's in it, I bet you it's not Marc because I don't think Marc would do that. You know, Marc -- Marc was an accomplished pilot. He flew in the Air Force. He was special ops in the Air Force. This guy knew how to operate a plane. He knew emergency landing procedures. And he just wouldn't crash a plane like that. And so...
VAN SUSTEREN: Had you ever flown with him?
BRITT: No. No, I'd never flown with him, but he flies at least two to three times a week, and he has for years.
VAN SUSTEREN: Now, you received an e-mail from him, is that right?
BRITT: That's correct. Last evening, about 7:18 Eastern Standard Time, I was sitting at my desk here at the house and an e-mail popped up and it was from Marc. And to say I lost my breath and my heart skipped a few beats is an understatement. I was just in shock.
VAN SUSTEREN: What does the e-mail say?
BRITT: In general, it was expressing some remorse, moreso remorse that he put his family through all this and that his wife and children are suffering from seeing all this on the news. And the second piece of it is he really wanted to kind of set the record straight. And he sent this to me because I do this local publication and I know a lot of people in the area, and I think he felt that I could tell his side of the story and kind of set the record straight.
At the end of the e-mail, he alludes to the fact that, By the time you read this, I'll be gone, which I immediately interpreted as a suicide note.
VAN SUSTEREN: About how long was this e-mail?
BRITT: If I had to guess, I'd say it was probably about a two-page e- mail, it if it was, you know, double-spaced, 8-and-a-half by 11 sheet. It was fairly long. You know, it had to have taken a while to type it. It did come from an e-mail account that I was not used to seeing from him. But it did match his style and the way he talked to me and his salutation and close. You know, I have no doubts that it was from him.
VAN SUSTEREN: Did he say what he was going to do with himself? I mean, I know that the suggestion is that he was going to kill himself. I mean, that's what I assume you took away from it. But did he say how or why or where?
BRITT: Well, he just -- he didn't say where and he didn't say how. He just said that he's embarrassed one last -- for the last time. And just expressed a lot of remorse for what he's put them through. He told me that -- in the e-mail that his wife's divorce with him was justified and he deserved it. He also said that he'd been under a lot of stress and had been thinking about this for a long time. You know...
VAN SUSTEREN: Well, what's sort of curious about it, though, is that the reports are that he staged this plane crash, that he at some point runs into the police and he says he's been in a canoe accident. So I mean -- so what makes you now think that this is part of his ploy, his act?
BRITT: Well, I don't know if it's part of his ploy. I don't -- the e-mail he sent me, he was trying -- trying to give his side of the story that the story he gave to the flight controllers down in Alabama was the correct story, that the window did implode, that it did blow out the side door. When he lost pressure, he did black out. He did have some piece of shrapnel hit him behind the neck. This is all the stuff that he wrote to me, and trying to explain to me, This is what happened.
Now, obviously, we've seen surveillance video since then and we've heard stories about motorcycles and storage lockers and things, which kind of go along with the story that we were all thinking, I think, yesterday, that he set this whole thing up and he's just playing it out. But at the time -- you know, I know him personally and I just -- I find it hard to believe that he would do this. I'm not surprised, I'm just shocked that he did it.
VAN SUSTEREN: Do you have the sense that he fell on hard times economically or that he cheated people?
BRITT: It could be a combination of both. I know he was being looked at under a microscope for securities fraud, so I don't -- you know, I never invested with him, but you know, stories are starting to come out around some securities fraud issues that he had. You know, it could be a combination of things. I don't know.
VAN SUSTEREN: Do you know his wife?
BRITT: I've met her a few times. They're a Barbie and Ken couple. She was always very polite. She kind of did the bookkeeping and had managed the money, as far as paying, you know, vendors like myself. And she was always very personable, very prompt and easy to work with. I knew a lot of the neighbors that knew her and saw her at the school PSO meetings and saw her at the football games on a Saturday just raved about how nice she was. So you know, I -- there's a tragedy here somewhere, and you don't have to look too far to find it.
VAN SUSTEREN: Up next, more with Tom Britt, the fugitive pilot's friend. What did he do with the e-mail he got from the missing pilot? And what happened when Tom called Schrenker's wife right after the crash? You will hear.
Then the famous meter reader, the one who had a horrible experience -- he stumbled upon that bag with little Caylee's skull with duct tape. You will hear from the meter reader.
VAN SUSTEREN: Was fugitive pilot Marcus Schrenker once part of special ops? His friend, Tom Britt, thought he was, but just like everything else in this case, there are big questions tonight. At this hour, the United States Marshals Service is investigating the missing pilot and his background but can't confirm Marcus Schrenker has specialized military training.
More with Tom Britt.
VAN SUSTEREN: You mentioned special ops or -- does he have -- do you know anything about his military history?
BRITT: He had pretty extensive training and history in the military. Again, he was a -- like, a fighter pilot. He had special ops training. He did a lot of special ops missions. He flew in some local air shows. I know there's been some video flying around on YouTube about -- that he posted himself of him flying some acrobatic planes down at a local airport. Flying was really his first love. He loved flying. And he -- it would be nothing to stop by his office and he was heading out to the airport to fly down for a business meeting in Atlanta or flying to Destin for the weekend. I mean, he just flew all the time.
VAN SUSTEREN: Did he seem to live expensively? I mean, because he -- I mean, he was obviously fallen on some pretty economic hard times. Does he seem like one of those guys who's very showy with his money and have lots of things?
BRITT: Yes, he had a lot of things. I mean, he's got a $4 million house, which for the Midwest, that's a big house. He's got a nice big boat. And I never really saw that as showy. Knowing Marcus and just knowing the way he shared his wealth with people, I saw it more as he was just -- he was just over the top in wanting to show people, you know, not only what he had but what he would share with other people.
Let me give you an example. You know, the neighbors -- every time it snows, there's more than two inches of now, you wake up in the morning and Marcus has already done your driveway. He went and bought a snowplow for a little four-wheeler he's got. He pushes snow for you. He doesn't even charge you. He doesn't want thanks, he just does it for you.
And if you were out on a boat in the lake and he would pull by, he was the first one to ask you to come aboard and he'd share whatever he had with you as far as drinks and food and things. And he was just very -- very good about sharing his wealth.
And yes, he had nice cars. He had an airplane. He had a nice house. But you know, it all kind of just went along with his persona.
VAN SUSTEREN: You know, you oftentimes hear people say in instances like this either he's the last person in the world to do this or you saw it coming, that there was something weird. Which one is it with him?
BRITT: Oh, I'd go a step further and I'd say he's the only guy I could see doing this. You know, with his special ops training, his flying history, this kind of dual personality that a lot of people knew out here that live around the lake, the fact that he jumped out of a plane and parachuted and could get through a swamp and evade police like he has -- I mean, that's his training. He could do that.
And as far as coming up with this whole scheme, which it seems like it's starting to unfold a little bit more as to the more the planning that he had done ahead of time -- you know, he could do it. I wouldn't say the opposite. I wouldn't say I never would have thought he would do it. But if anybody could pull this off, it would be Marc Schrenker.
VAN SUSTEREN: What did you do with the e-mail that you received from him?
BRITT: Well, I turned it over to police. When I first got it, I called the police and I referred pretty quickly down to the U.S. Marshals, which are leading the case down in Alabama. And I gave it to them and really haven't shared it with anybody else. They asked that I wouldn't, you know, pass it around, and I obviously am going to oblige them with that.
I did call his wife. I felt that the tone of the e-mail and the things he said in the e-mail personally about her and things he wanted me to relate to her needed to be relayed to her. But she did deny talking with me, and I perfectly understand. So that's all I did with it.
VAN SUSTEREN: If I had met him before he left on this flight and this odyssey, whatever the end may be...
VAN SUSTEREN: ... I just met him, like, in a grocery store or something, what would I have thought about him? What would have been my reaction?
BRITT: You'd say, Wow, what a cool guy. What a nice guy. What a clean-cut, handsome, easygoing, well-spoken guy. And if you had a dinner party the next weekend, you'd probably say, Hey, Marc, why don't you and your wife come over next weekend. I mean, that's just the kind of guy he is. And you could sit and talk to him for an hour over nothing and have a great time, and I've done it several times.
It was just -- it was that personal side of him that was so endearing, and people just loved Marc Schrenker and his family and just what he was doing. But there was this business side of him. I didn't see a whole lot of it, but you just heard a lot of stories about this business side of him, and that's where the stories come out about people not liking him, and you know, lawsuits and just crazy stories that -- after a while, you just have to start believing that some of those have to be true.
VAN SUSTEREN: Up next, there may be some breaking news right this minute about missing pilot Marcus Schrenker. We'll be right back. We're investigating. We'll bring you the latest in two minutes.
VAN SUSTEREN: The manhunt is on. Fugitive pilot Marcus Schrenker is allegedly on the run, accused of intentionally crashing his plane and jumping to safety. Do authorities have any idea where Schrenker could be?
Joining by phone is John Beeman, deputy U.S. Marshal. Sir, we are getting reports, as well as Gretawire bloggers, and viewers are writing in that the pilot has been found in Quincy, Florida, at a campsite with his wrists slit. Can you confirm that, sir?
JOHN BEEMAN, SUPERVISORY DEPUTY U.S. MARSHALL: No, ma'am, I cannot confirm that at this time.
VAN SUSTEREN: Have you heard any of those reports yourself and that he's been taken to a hospital?
BEEMAN: Again, we've been receiving reports off and on for the last two days in various states that Mr. Schrenker's been in or location or in custody, not in custody. And until we can confirm those -- we go through them one at a time, but I cannot confirm that he's been found in Quincy at this time.
VAN SUSTEREN: OK, well, then, I'll just repeat that the reports that he's been found, Quincy, Florida, campsite, wrists slit, taken to the hospital. We are working to see whether or not that is, indeed, fact. In the meantime, sir, what is the status of the investigation in terms of the U.S. Marshals Service? How many U.S. Marshals are looking for him? What are your tips?
BEEMAN: We've got our multi-agency task forces both here and Indianapolis and Florida and Alabama working on this case. And we're also working with the secretary of state of Indiana and their investigative unit in this case, and we've been working on it extensively for the last 12, 14 hours.
VAN SUSTEREN: Is the U.S. Marshals Service in this case because a warrant has been issued for his arrest in Florida and it crosses state lines, it's gone from Indiana, gone into Alabama, involves Alabama and also Florida?
BEEMAN: Yes, the Marshals Service was asked to assist in the apprehension of Mr. Schrenker by the secretary of state's office.
VAN SUSTEREN: Do you know anything about the motorcycle that he supposedly had stashed in or around Harpersville, Alabama?
BEEMAN: We did receive information and put that information out to the law enforcement authorities on a nationwide basis through the National Crime Information Center, and where all law enforcement could access that if they were to run across a motorcycle and run the license plate.
VAN SUSTEREN: Sir, have you had any report that he's even in the neighborhood or area of Quincy, Florida, which is what we're being, you know, tipped off to on this campsite? Have you had any -- any tips that have placed him remotely near that area?
BEEMAN: Well, we've got a number of tips everywhere along the I-10 corridor there in Florida from the public calling in (INAUDIBLE) us, so -- and the plane did crash in the panhandle of Florida area, so that was an area of our concern that we were looking at.
VAN SUSTEREN: Do you know if he is -- if he has a military history? Because there's been at least one of his friends, Tom Britt, has told us that he was prostitution of the special operations force, that he has an extensive background, military training, which might have some, you know, indication why he was able to jump out of a plane successfully.
BEEMAN: We have not been able to confirm that.
VAN SUSTEREN: Have you been able to confirm anything about any sort of sightings of him? I mean, do you feel like you're on the track of this guy?
BEEMAN: Well, we started (INAUDIBLE) last known sighting of him, and that was the storage unit that he had rented in Alabama.
VAN SUSTEREN: Have you been to the airplane and -- or is someone going through the airplane, looking for any particular clues to see whether or not there are any clues in the plane that may tell you where he is?
BEEMAN: Yes. Personnel from the Marshals Service did inventory items that were located in the plane.
VAN SUSTEREN: And of course, I take it you guys are going to work until you can find this -- find this man and solve this problem. Is that right, sir?
BEEMAN: Yes, sir. Or yes, ma'am.
VAN SUSTEREN: Thank you very much, sir, for joining us.
BEEMAN: Thank you, ma'am.
VAN SUSTEREN: This is a "FOX News Alert." Missing pilot Marcus Schrenker has been captured. Florida police are now confirming to FOX News Channel they have Marcus Schrenker in custody. He is in Gadsden County, Florida. Police are not confirming reports that he was injured. They are not confirming that he had slit his wrists, as we are learning from people who are tipping us off here.
We're going to get you the very latest developments on this breaking news story as it happens throughout the hour. But the big news tonight is that missing pilot, he has been captured.
Our next guest says the pilot conned him. This man trusted Schrenker with nearly $1 million and spent time in Schrenker's home. He knows the missing pilot who's no longer missing, and he knows his family intimately. He even flew the airplane that crashed in Florida. He goes "On the Record."
Then, the man who made that grim discovery in the woods in Orlando. He found that tiny skull in a bag. Yes, the meter reader who found Caylee Anthony is speaking out. The meter reader in his own words is also coming up.
VAN SUSTEREN: This is a "FOX News Alert." Florida police say pilot Marcus Schrenker has been captured in Gadsden County, Florida. Police are not confirming reports that he was injured, that he had slit his wrists.
David Smith knows Schrenker personally and professionally and says he was once swindled out of almost a million dollars by the missing pilot. David Smith joins us live. Welcome, David. And I assume that this breaking news that we are at least reporting that he has been captured has some significance to you, does it not?
DAVID SMITH, SAYS SCHRENKER SWINDLED HIM: In more ways than you might imagine, Greta.
It is quite an amazing story. It is quite an amazing man. Unfortunately, he is not who he appears to be most of the time. That is Marcus' way.
By the way, I think your investigation will show he has no military record. He was never in the Air Force. He never flew a fighter plane. That's an example.
VAN SUSTEREN: How do you know him?
SMITH: I was going to retire from my airline here in Atlanta. They were having some bad financial problems, and I needed a financial adviser because I thought it probably would be best if I retired early and got away from the nightmare to come.
And I needed a financial adviser, and a copilot that I flew with and greatly respected recommended the guy. They had know him for years and years, and he had become a family friend.
VAN SUSTEREN: And, of course, we are reporting this as breaking news in case people of just tuning in, the screen shows where he has apparently been captured. I put a circle on the map, and we hear that he has been captured in Gladstone(ph) County Quincy, Florida tonight, just a short time ago.
David, when you met him, what with your impression of him?
SMITH: I pretty much mirror what-I believe his name was Tom, his neighbor--a very clean cut, an Armani suit, Rolex watch type of guy--the big car, the fancy airplane. It was very impressive.
Although I had introduced him to other people who needed a financial adviser, and I had some say he was too slick and wanted to stay away from him. A liked the guy. We became very good friends very fast.
VAN SUSTEREN: How much did you invest with him, and how long ago?
SMITH: Well, we'll call it June of 2004, I retired in about that range--and probably about $1.5 million, maybe a little more, plus or minus.
VAN SUSTEREN: When did you learn that you had lost $1.5 million?
SMITH: I really didn't lose the $1 million, but, psychologically, it was just about as bad. Back then there was a presidential election, pretty much like now. The Olympics were coming, all the conventions, and terrorism was still pretty hot on people's minds.
So it was dangerous to invest large amounts of money in a market that could go downhill with the latest terrorist attack.
So Marcus came up with a plan. He said this was a good investment and we would put it in there for six months to a year, and when things cool off, we will take it out.
What I was in was an annuity, and I didn't know. And suddenly nearly a million dollars was tied up for 25 years, where I could not get at it, and if I did get at it, I would be charged 25 percent what they call "surrender fees," which is like an early withdrawal penalty.
And you could imagine someone who just retired finds out that over half of their retirement is now basically inaccessible. I was a bit upset, you could say.
VAN SUSTEREN: Just to bring the viewer is up to date, let's go back to the screen. The pilot left Anderson, Indiana, Sunday night, and went down on apparently a distress call in Birmingham, Alabama. He said he needed help.
That's apparently where he abandoned the plane. The plane, of course, went on to crash in Milton, Florida. He picked up a motorcycle where he abandoned the plane, where he parachuted out, and now, he, apparently, has ended up being captured tonight just a short time ago in Quincy, Florida.
David, I am sorry you lost that money, and thank you for joining us tonight. And maybe somehow, someway, you will get this money back, but at least this man is now in custody and will face charges. Thank you, David.
SMITH: Thank you.
VAN SUSTEREN: So what are the specific charges Marcus Schrenker now faces? Jeffrey Wehmueller with the Hamilton County Prosecutor's office joins us. Jeffrey, I guess that you're pleased tonight. The man you are looking for to prosecute, he is in custody.
JEFFREY WEHMUELLER, HAMILTON COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE: We are very excited about that prospect of getting him back. Certainly since they found him in Florida we will be more than delighted to see to his extradition back to Indiana so he can be held accountable for these charges.
VAN SUSTEREN: Jeffrey, can you confirm whether or not he had attempted to slit his wrists or what his condition is tonight?
WEHMUELLER: No, ma'am. I have no information concerning the latest information gathered by the Marshals Service or the FBI.
VAN SUSTEREN: So I take it you are learning from us that he has been picked up in Quincy, Florida?
WEHMUELLER: Well, I had to hold myself down from jumping for joy when I heard that he had been captured. I'm pretty excited.
VAN SUSTEREN: How many charges is he facing in your charging document, and how much exposure in terms of time in prison if found guilty?
WEHMUELLER: He is charged with two Class C felonies, one for transacting business as an investment advisor representative, and having engaged in an act of deception or fraud.
Particularly, he had failed to represent to one of his clients that his registration as investment advisor representative had been terminated on December 31 of 2008.
He continued to conduct business with this particular client, which led us to the second charge, which is acting as an investment adviser representative without a proper registration. That, too, is a Class C felony.
VAN SUSTEREN: How much time can he get for that?
WEHMUELLER: Each Class C felony has a minimum of two years or a maximum of eight years. So he could be facing up to 16 years in prison here in Indiana.
VAN SUSTEREN: And, of course, he has got his wife, who apparently was threatening to divorce him.
One last quick question--did he know he was under investigation?
WEHMUELLER: From what I understand from representatives from the secretary of state's office, he had to have known. They executed a search warrant on his place of business and collected computers, documents, and other materials as part of an investigation.
VAN SUSTEREN: All right. That was, of course, and then he had taken off on Sunday night in his flight. Jeffrey, thank you.
WEHMUELLER: Thank you very much.
VAN SUSTEREN: Alice Dupont of the "Gadsden County Times" joins us with more on the capture of pilot Marcus Schrenker. Alice what can you tell me about the capture of the pilot.
ALICE DUPONT, "GADSDEN COUNTY TIMES": The pilot was captured between 8:30 and 8:45. He was captured at a campground about 15 miles west of the city of Quincy near Chattahoochee. It is my understanding from the sheriff's office that he did slit his wrists, but that they injuries were not life-threatening, but that he was airlifted to a regional hospital.
VAN SUSTEREN: How did the police catch him? Did someone tip them off? Did he make a phone call? How did they catch him?
DUPONT: Someone tipped them off. Apparently someone recognized him at the campsite from his picture being all over the news for the last few days. The campsite is right on Interstate 10, and a lot of people spend the night in that kind of thing.
VAN SUSTEREN: Was there any reason to take the extreme measure if these are not a life-threatening wrist-slitting incident, why they airlifted him? Why did they airlift him to the hospital with those injuries?
DUPONT: They did not say why. We do not have a hospital here, and so the nearest hospital is about 30 miles away.
VAN SUSTEREN: Was he there--was his motorcycle there? Is the theory that he went straight from where he picked up the motorcycle in Harpersville, Alabama, and went straight to Quincy? Is that the theory?
DUPONT: They have not released any information. There is no information about how he got here.
VAN SUSTEREN: How about any money? Did he have any money on him?
DUPONT: They didn't tell us any of that.
VAN SUSTEREN: One of the reports earlier was that when he first parachuted from his airplane, that he used a fake identification when approached by police officers. Do you know if he had a fake identification or if he attempted to tell police that he was somebody other than this missing, now not missing pilot?
DUPONT: We do not know if he had fake identification, but one of the officers did say that he had flown over Quincy on Sunday night before he crashed the plane.
VAN SUSTEREN: How did he know that?
DUPONT: I do not know how he knew that.
VAN SUSTEREN: OK, at least the breaking news has been confirmed. Alice, thank you very much. The mystery pilot is less of a mystery tonight. He has been picked up in Quincy, Florida, that news breaking just a few moments ago.
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