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Man using drone to perv has it shot down by Kentucky man with shotgun

A Kentucky man blasts an $1,800 drone out of the air with a shotgun as he claims it was spying on his teenage daughter

By: Chris Smith from Jul 31, 2015 @ 6:28 CDT

Drones and FPV flight can be all fun and games, however, for one Kentucky man it was a major breach of his personal privacy that saw him take action against one of these contraptions - shooting it out of the sky with his shotgun as it, and the man behind it, were allegedly spying on his 16-year-old daughter in broad daylight.


"When he came down with a video camera right over my back deck, that's not going to work" proclaimed the man to Ars Technica. He further clarified that the drone was stationary and hovering and that he "would never have shot it if it was flying."

This disgruntled man goes by the name of William Merideth and says that the main reason he shot the drone out of the sky isn't a general invasion of privacy or an irrational hatred for drones, it's that his teenage daughter was lounging by the pool at the time this drone was capturing footage.

As a result of his retaliation, Merideth was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment and first-degree criminal mischief, however he is confident that these charges will be dropped or applied lightly in court.

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