Thursday, October 02, 2014

Man allegedly shoots down drone; use of aerial crafts continues to spark controversy

The fear that unregulated drones use could  lead to "a modern version of the Wild West" in the skies turned in to a reality last week in New Jersey. A resident in Lower Township was flying a drone over the construction site of a friend's house when it was shot down, Steve Beck reports for CBS Philly. A man was arrested and charged with Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and Criminal Mischief, and his shotgun was confiscated.

This is not the first time drones have stirred up controversy. In June the National Park Service banned drones in all parks and areas it manages. In August a tourist crashed a drone into Yellowstone National Park. Also in August drones were banned over the Appalachian Trail and in parks in Utah and Colorado, and a drone was reported flying over an NFL game.

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