Doug Hughes flies his gyrocopter, near the Wauchula Municipal Airport in Wauchula, Fla., March 17, 2015.
James Borchuck—Tampa Bay Times/TNS
By Alexandra Sifferlin
July 22, 2015

Douglas Hughes, a man who landed his gyrocopter on the lawn of the U.S. capitol as a protest, rejected a plea deal that would have given him 10 months in jail.

His attorney believes zero to six months in jail is more reasonable, the Associated Press reports, and Hughes insists no person or property was damaged.

Hughes is a mail carrier who landed on the capital lawn to protest money in politics.

The area Hughes flew was restricted airspace and was detained when he landed. He is now barred from flying any aircraft.

Hughes’ next court date is in August.

[Associated Press]

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