NOKESVILLE, Va (WUSA) - A U.S. Customs and Border Patrol pilot is in hot water tonight after helping his son get a date for an upcoming dance.
The pilot dropped an invitation from a chopper over Patriot High School in Nokesville last week. Dad got permission from the school, but not from Uncle Sam.
Students snapped pictures of the helicopter as it hovered over their football field, including one shot that was posted on instagram. The chopper dropped a stuffed bulldog carrying a request for senior Tori Burress, who is the school football team's first female kicker.
She apparently has a pet bulldog, and the message carried by the toy was a request to the homecoming dance.
Jamey Cocoran is the first string kicker, and according to students, is the one who sent the message from above. His father is a pilot for the U.S. Customs Border Patrol, and according to officials with the CBP, he did not get authorization for the drop. He did, however get permission from the school's principal.
The pilot has been reassigned while CBP officials review the incident.