Man Wins Lawsuit Against Neighbor Who Shot Down Drone With Shotgun
Okay folks the saying goes “see something, say something”. It’s not “see something, shoot it”. If you destroy a drone, you get to replace it. Or at least pay for it. Shooting at any aircraft, including drones is a crime that can get you a maximum of 20 years.
There have been multiple stories of drones getting shot out of the sky with shotguns in the past couple of years. Last November, we reported that a New Jersey man was arrested after shooting down a camera drone that was taking pictures over his property.
Now another drone pilot, Eric Joe, has just won a lawsuit against a disgruntled neighbor who blasted Joe’s hexacopter out of the sky with a shotgun.
VICE reports that a judge has ordered that Brett McBay cough up $850 for Joe’s custom-built drone. McBay originally had to pay $2,500 bail after being charged with possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose and criminal mischief.
Joe notes that he initially tried to settle the issue outside of court, but it did not work out. The emails below showcases Joe attempting to resolve the matter civilly via email with McBay:
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