Well known wingsuit skydiver Justin Shorb was arrested on August 10th, 2011 by the police departement in Derry, NH. Shorb has been charged with larceny and reckless endangerment following the sale of stolen Cypres units.
CBS Conneticut posted the news item below on their website on August 19th, 2011:
Police say an Ohio skydiver had a close call when a re-programmed safety device stolen from a South Windsor company caused his reserve parachute to open and become entangled in his main chute.
The small computers are used to deploy a reserve parachute at a specific height, if the main chute does not open. The safety devices which were taken had been re-programmed for product testing to open at a higher-than standard altitude, and had a warning label – but police believe the label was removed before the device, known as a Cypress, was sold.
A three-month investigation led police to 30-year-old Justin Shorb, now of Derry, New Hampshire. He’s charged with larceny and reckless endangerment. Police say he has helped them track the buyers. They he sold each Cypress — which retails for $1,200 to $1,800 over the internet for $400 to $800.
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