A man suspected of trying to steal a plane from Palm Beach County Airport Park is in custody

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. - UPDATE: This suspect has been identified as 36-year-old Carl Blais aka: Carl Blaze. A warrant was issued for his arrest. He is currently in the custody of detectives.

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The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office wants the public's help in finding a man suspected of trying to steal a small plane from the county Airport Park on June 17.

Sometime between 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. that day, the man gained access to a 2005 Cessna 172s, which was stored at Palm Beach Flight School at the park, on Lantana Road east of Congress Avenue, a sheriff's office statement said.

The man drove the plane for about 50 feet until he crashed into another parked plane. The man then fled on foot.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS (8477).

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