When I read this article yesterday I was shocked. While I can understand concerns about privacy, I can’t understand drone related violence. This includes everything from smacking a hovering drone to the ground to shooting a drone out the sky as it flies by. My concern is that this trend will only continue as drones become even more popular.
A California man apparently fed up with seeing drones fly around his street could face charges after taking matters into his own hands and being caught on video using a shirt to swat a $1,300 unmanned aerial vehicle to the ground.
The vehicle was only a few feet off the pavement in Huntington Beach on Wednesday when a shirtless man walked over and warned the drone operators not to fly the machine near his home, KNBC-TV reported.
In the video, the shirtless man is heard saying, “If you put that over my house I’m going to be pissed off. You understand me?”
The man then approaches the drone carrying a shirt as one of the operators calls out to him, “Hey, don’t touch that! What the hell?”
But the man didn’t listen. Moments later, the man swatted the expensive drone to the pavement with the shirt.