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Man Shoots Down Drone.

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Topic: Man Shoots Down Drone.
Posted By: MFD50
Subject: Man Shoots Down Drone.
Date Posted: Sep 02 2015 at 7:53am
A Kentucky man shot down an $1,800 drone hovering over his sunbathing daughter and was then arrested and charged with first degree criminal mischief and first-degree wanton endangerment.

Was he within his right to remove the snooping drone? I say he was. What is your opinion?

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jul/30/william-merideth-arrested-after-shooting-down-1800/" rel="nofollow - http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jul/30/william-merideth-arrested-after-shooting-down-1800/



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Posted By: MElass
Date Posted: Sep 02 2015 at 8:47am
YES!!
Drones are becoming a real nuisance--especially near airports where they pose a danger. A person should have to undergo a background check and be licensed to possess and operate a drone.


Posted By: zapp2525
Date Posted: Sep 02 2015 at 10:14am
Shoot it down

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Posted By: Max HC
Date Posted: Sep 02 2015 at 11:06am
I own a drone. It was very inexpensive. I can fly it from standing in my driveway all the way across the city. I have to admit, I've done the same thing!


Posted By: John Beagle
Date Posted: Sep 02 2015 at 12:29pm
Originally posted by MFD50 MFD50 wrote:

A Kentucky man shot down an $1,800 drone hovering over his sunbathing daughter and was then arrested and charged with first degree criminal mischief and first-degree wanton endangerment.

Was he within his right to remove the snooping drone? I say he was. What is your opinion?

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jul/30/william-merideth-arrested-after-shooting-down-1800/" rel="nofollow - http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jul/30/william-merideth-arrested-after-shooting-down-1800/


I'd say he had a right to shoot it down if it was not within city limits. Otherwise he needed to file a police report. 


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Posted By: Todd
Date Posted: Sep 02 2015 at 5:58pm
Instead of peeping Tom looking through your window he will just use a drone.

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Posted By: basser
Date Posted: Sep 02 2015 at 9:05pm
You have done the same thing? Checking out someone's sunbathing daughter ?

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Posted By: ClarkWestern1
Date Posted: Sep 02 2015 at 9:07pm
As with most things it's not the item itself (in this case the drone) that's the problem-it's the power behind it. Should have shot the operator.

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Posted By: vegasmayor
Date Posted: Sep 03 2015 at 12:26pm
I guess I would just need a little more info to make a decision how I feel.  Was the drone actually ON private property, or simply flying above private property in public airspace?  Because the case could be made to shoot down low flying airplanes or helicopters.  After all, what if they have a camera on board?   Also, does this man also shoot out security cameras at waterparks or beaches that his daughter visits?  I'm just trying to find some level of consistency here.  From what I understand, private airspace above your property ends about as high up as you would be allowed to build on that particular land.  So if the city let you build a 500 ft tower in your yard, then you're protected up that high.  But obviously that's not the case for most of us.  

More than anything I'm surprised how many people on this forum are quick to take away rights from one person (drone flyer) and very gracious with the rights of another (confederate flag flyer).  Our 'rights' seem to be very subjective around here.


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