Homeowner Slays Drone. Is Arrested.

man-shoots-down-drone-over-house-1024x536Homeowner William Merideth shot down a drone as it was allegedly hovering over his property, where his daughter was lounging by the family pool.

The homeowner fetched his shotgun and pumped three helpings of birdshot into the $1,800 drone, taking it out of the air in short order. Shortly thereafter, the drone pilot and three of his friends arrived at Merideth’s property. 

“If you cross that sidewalk onto my property, there’s going to be another shooting,” Merideth says he told the men.

http://www.wdrb.com/clip/11725288/drone-owner-responds-to-claims-of-privacy-invasion

http://www.wdrb.com/clip/11723955/raw-video-arrest-video-of-bullitt-county-man-who-shot-down-drone

The outcome of this case may set legal precedent or may prompt new legislation, at least in Kentucky.  Merideth is due back in court in September.

We’re not really gonna keep watch on this most important story.

http://www.wdrb.com/story/29670583/update-drone-owner-disputes-shooters-story-produces-video-he-claims-shows-flight-path

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