[Ed. – Look, there’s no stopping the bad uses people — including the government — will put drones to, if this current free-for-all isn’t nipped in the bud. I have no problem with shooting down an uninvited drone that’s over your property. Federal intervention in this issue is out of order, period, but we must not become a society conditioned to being passive and unquestioning under constant surveillance, including on our own properties. You give up on this, you’re selling the entire Bill of Rights down the river.]
A drone was shot out of the sky in the 23000 block of Lauren Ln. in Edmond. The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office says it was flying legally and now they are addressing new concerns when it comes to the growing number of drones in the air.
“Drones are very hot now. You can buy all different types and kinds of drones nowadays and people fly them for all kinds of reasons,” says Mark Opgrande, spokesperson for the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office.
The drone was flying on Wednesday, sheriff’s officers tell FOX 25. It was being used legally by a construction company to inspect gutters on a home, but a woman in a nearby home, got spooked.
“We were told that the person operating the drone was doing it for work. I believe he was surveying the house, possibly the gutters, they were doing some work on the home. Somebody thought that they didn’t know why the drone was there, thought they were spying, so the neighbor came out and shot it down,” says Opgrande.