A Florida man has been jailed for six months after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of attempting to purchase a flying vehicle.
State authorities say 29-year-old Johnathan C. Brown tried to buy the Model X on a Craigslist ad on Oct. 2, 2017.
He then posted a $20,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.
Brown, of Lake Worth, Florida, pleaded guilty to the charge in a Palm Beach County courtroom on Tuesday.
Prosecutors said Brown’s bid to buy and operate a vehicle he knew would be dangerous was part of a broader scheme that included soliciting passengers for sex and soliciting sex from minors.
He had a previous criminal history and no previous convictions.
He is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 10.
A Florida Highway Patrol spokesman said Brown was arrested in March and was being held on $20 million bail at the time.
He was released on a $50,000 bond on Oct 3.