Re: Danger around Butte Valley -The Bandito
Posted by Zombie on February 09, 2004 at 11:03:57:
In Reply to: Re: Danger around Butte Valley -The Bandito posted by R.T on February 09, 2004 at 01:26:55:
I'm not sure when there will be an official report but I'm sure you could call the BLM field office in Ridgecrest or the DV NPS office. Although it started late in the game this latest bandito hunt turned into a big multi agency event, NPS, BLM, the helicopter was from the CHP, and I'm not sure where the FLOR? (not sure how you spell it) heat seeking aircraft was from but it had red stripes under the wings.
To avoid heat emission detection the Bandito could also hide under rocks or in a mine, and I've heard he could also wrap himself in a space blanket.
All things considered the BLM rangers did a great job just tracking this guy to his small hideout in this huge area. The Bandito had hidden his tracks by riding over rocks and even had desert colored camo covers for his little camp and the quad. It seems the bandito is both clever and dangerous!