Oops, special operations troops made a boo-boo: they wanted to parachute into Fremont County Airport, but landed near the county prison!
The special operations troops, which could include Navy Seals or Green Berets, began dropping from the sky at about 4:50 a.m. Thursday. Guards on duty, who are trained to watch the skies following a helicopter escape in 1989 from a prison near Ordway, Colorado, held their fire after noticing the parachutists were soldiers.
Guards who stopped the men and asked for identification were presented with documents that identified them only as Defense Department employees, Colorado Department of Corrections spokeswoman Katherine Sanguinetti.
"We don't know who they were and I'm not sure we'll ever know who they were," she said. "Everyone acted appropriately."
The parachute troops were armed only with rubber training bullets.
Red Dawn, anybody? http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/07/17/prison.parachutes.ap/index.html - Thanks Tiffany!