Drone (aka Toy RC Quadcopter) Bumps Downtown St. Louis Building
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Whose is it, and what was it doing flying over downtown?
Those are among the questions being asked by local and federal authorities after a
dronetoy r/c helicopter with a GoPro crashed into a downtown skyscraper.
The DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter equipped with an HD camera slammed into the Met Square building Monday. It was found on a 30th floor balcony by a security guard.
It’s an easily acquired aircraft, going for as little as $500.
Okay so why are the feds involved? There are no laws to break. It’s a crashed toy. Albeit a kinda pricey toy. Why are the police interested to track down a toy owner? Property damage? No. People hurt? None. Laws broken? None that we can find, the thing was even under the 400ft limit.
What is it with the deep fear of a camera catching images from a public area? Photography in public areas is a 1st Amendment protected activity. So WTF?!
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