Aaron Hernandez, the owner of the drone, which was outfitted with a camera, said Tuesday he was flying his $1,200 remote-controlled quadcopter, which he got as a Christmas present last year, at his father’s home in a rural area off La. 936 early Monday evening when his neighbor shot it, disabling it at first, leaving it hovering in the sky.
Hernandez said he ran over to his neighbor’s property, saying he wouldn’t fly the drone again, but the neighbor, Derek Vidrine, blasted it out of the sky.
Hernandez said he had his 7-year-old niece with him at the time and the incident frightened her. He called the Sheriff’s Office.