DB Cooper is the only airline hijacker to never get caught. In 1971, he got on a flight from Portland to Seattle and told the flight attendant that he had a bomb. He was given $250,000, let the passengers go, and after telling the crew to fly to Mexico, jumped out of the plane into the rain somewhere over Mt St Helens. Today, he’s a cult hero with books and websites about him, with a few people who claim to have discovered his true identity. This talk will look at why the felon has so many fans.
Mostly, Rick Huddle tells stories and sings songs to kids in an effort to encourage reading and writing. But occasionally, he’ll talk about things like immigration and economics. Last spring, he portrayed DB Cooper for the Portland Rose Festival.