The next time Victoria Burress watches one of her kicks sail through the air towards the uprights, she'll have to hope it doesn't run into any obstacles.
That's because last Wednesday, according to the Washington Post
, Burress, a soccer player and kicker on the Patriot (Nokesville, Va.)
football team, watched a helicopter descend over her high school and drop a stuffed animal towards her bearing a simple message: "Fall Fest?"
An unidentified young man then walked up to Burress with a bouquet of flowers and completed his invitation to Patriot's version of a homecoming dance.
"He knew it was my senior year, and I’ve been asked some pretty creative ways before this,” Burress told the Post. "Everyone thinks that we like each other, but it’s not like that at all. It’s just unusual to be that close with a guy and to have him still do something nice for you."
If you're wondering how a teenage boy took control of a helicopter, reports indicate that the boy's father used his connections as a U.S. Customs and Border Control official to procure the aircraft. Permission for the drop-off was granted by the school, but the CBP doesn't seem to have been as cooperative.
"We are aware of reports that a locally based CBP helicopter was used improperly by local CBP personnel Sept. 12," officials said in a statement. "CBP management is looking into the matter and the pilot in command of the aircraft has been relieved and reassigned to administrative duties pending completion of the review of the incident."
If it's any consolation to the pilot, Burress said yes.