What's the penalty for stealing and crashing an airplane?
A $40 fine and nine months in jail -- a roof over your head if you're 51-year-old Calvin Cox.
Cox was convicted of second-degree burglary for stealing a single-engine Piper airplane at Frederick Municipal Airport at 2:30 a.m. on Dec. 28, the Frederick News-Post reported. His public defender told the court he was homeless and cold when he did it.
Cox crashed the plane's nose into the ground, causing $12,000 damage.
Frederick County Circuit Judge G. Edward Dwyer Jr. was surprised by prosecutors asking for such a small amount in restitution, but prosecutors explained that the insurance company for Mid Atlantic Soaring Associates Corporation, which owns the plane, already paid to repair it, minus a $40 deductible.
Cox has already served half of his jail time.