August Adolphus Busch IV, the former CEO of Anheuser-Busch, had in his helicopter four loaded guns, each with a round in the chamber, eight dogs and prescription pills when police prevented him and his wife from taking off from a parking lot, according to police accounts and a search warrant application filed Tuesday.
At some point, Busch told the officers that he was having an anxiety attack and started jumping around and running sprints, saying he was trying to get oxygen to cope with the anxiety attack.
Once Busch calmed, he allowed Frank to pat search him, then Frank asked if he could search the helicopter. Frank wrote that he found a pepper spray gun, a Ruger .22 revolver, a Ruger .357 Magnum revolver and a Glock .357 Magnum. All the guns were loaded.
Let’s get the elephant out of the room first. August Adolphus Busch IV sounds exactly like the name of a person who would have a private helicopter filled with dogs, guns, and pills. Just an outrageously fancy boy name. I love it. Not having a roman numeral in my name is one of the greatest regrets of my life, but I am named after pants which is pretty cool, I guess.
Anxiety is no laughing matter but let’s laugh a little bit about it. I don’t think running around doing wind sprints is the way to beat anxiety. As a dude with some PTSD, I’ve dealt with anxiety for a while. I don’t think doing wind sprints while getting questioned by the police about your 8 dogs, loaded guns, pills, and possibly flying while impaired is the way to go. Could be wrong, though. I’m man enough to admit that.
What I’m not wrong about is having 8 dogs in one helicopter seems like a nightmare. What if the dogs start acting like a bunch of unruly teens? What if the dogs all develop gas due to the change in pressure in their environment? What if one of the dogs starts rubbing his ass all over the helicopter carpet because he has worms?
Zipping around town in your chopper with your 8 dogs and pregnant wife doesn’t seem like the best thing for a guy with lots of anxiety. Driving my pregnant wife around town in my F-250 was tough enough. Cant imagine adding 8 dogs and the majesty of flight into the mix. Good luck, Auggie.