PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (AP) — A Maine man who sells model airplanes from his Presque Isle garage says a man now facing charges of planning to use a remote controlled airplane in a terror plot tried to buy a model plane from him.
Mike Beaulieu says Rezwan Ferdaus tried to buy a large model plane that costs between $5,000 and $8,000 saying he wanted to fly it with his son.READ MORE: Police Searching Woods In Abington For Missing 5-Year-Old Elijah Lewis
Beaulieu says he discouraged the man, who used the name Dave Winfield, from buying such an expensive plane when he was just starting off in modeling.READ MORE: I-Team: Correction Officers Suspended After Vaccine Exemptions Were Rescinded
Twenty-six-year-old Ferdaus, of Ashland, Mass., has been charged with plotting to fly explosives-packed model airplanes into the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol.
Beaulieu tells the Bangor Daily News Ferdaus called him four times, but never bought anything.MORE NEWS: 'Too Much That Can Go Wrong': Local Movie Prop Master Explains Dangers Of Guns On Set
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