New Jersey man arrested for shooting down neighbor’s drone

New Jersey man arrested for shooting down neighbor’s drone

[Ed. – Not sure where I stand on this one, but my sympathies are definitely with the shooter.  Don’t go flying a drone over my property, homes.]

According to investigators, officers with the Lower Township Police Department were called to a home in the 1000 block of Seashore Road on September 26th to investigate the report by a resident that his remote control helicopter (drone) was shot down.

Investigators say the resident was taking aerial photographs of his friend’s home, which is under construction.

While doing so, the resident told police he heard several gunshots as he simultaneously lost control of the drone.

After retrieving the drone, the resident observed multiple holes in it that were consistent with a shotgun blast. …

After an investigation, police say they determined 32-year-old Russell J. Percenti allegedly fired the shots that brought down the drone.

Percenti was arrested and charged with Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and Criminal Mischief.

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