YUCAIPA, Calif. — Sheriff’s deputies have pulled over two hot-air balloons for skimming rooftops in San Bernardino County.
The San Bernardino Sun reports that the Sheriff’s Department began receiving calls shortly before 8 a.m. Tuesday about the balloons coming dangerously close to rooftops in Yucaipa and even hitting the tops of trees.
A sheriff’s statement says deputies went to the neighborhood, where they saw a green balloon and a blue balloon flying above a golf course and coming within 5 feet of rooftops.
The deputies got the attention of the pilots and had them land. One set down on a high school baseball field and the other in an orange grove in Mentone.
Authorities will send a report to the Federal Aviation Administration, which will decide if the pilots violated any air laws.