Category Archives: Jackassery/Miscreants

Morons whose stupid or illegal drone activities will lead to over-regulation for the rest of us.

Moron crashes drone into Empire State Building. Now facing criminal charges.

A small drone crashed into the 40th floor of the Empire State Building Thursday night and then fell to a 35th floor landing, authorities said.

Investigators said Sean Nivin Riddle was arrested at the scene and is expected to face criminal charges. He was being questioned by officers at the Midtown South police precinct.

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Drone hits Chinese toddler, causing facial injury. Owner fled the park where it struck the boy.

Pictures show the boy with a large gash several centimeters long across his face, from the right of his nose to the top of his left eyebrow.

He was given seven stitches, according to a report by Beijing Morning Post. Police said they were investigating a 14-year-old expat, it said.

Eyewitnesses said the drone’s owner had blond hair and left the park after it hit Chengcheng, stated website The Beijinger, which said recently installed CCTV cameras were not recording at the time.

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Some of the Ways Criminals are using Drones.

Nefarious use of drones is likely to get worse before it gets better, according to officials.

  • Counter surveillance of law enforcement agents is the fastest-growing way that organized criminals are using drones.
  • Some criminal organizations have begun to use drones as part of witness intimidation schemes: they continuously surveil police departments and precincts in order to see “who is going in and out of the facility and who might be co-operating with police,”
  • Criminal crews are using drones to observe bigger target facilities, spot security gaps, and determine patterns of life: where the security guards go and when.
  • Criminal groups have begun have used drones as part of elaborate smuggling schemes,
  • Criminal networks were using drones to watch Border Patrol officers, identify their gaps in coverage, and exploit them.

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“My neighbors watch my back and I watch theirs”. Drone captures video of thief.

“Kind of looks like a deer caught in the headlights,” said Micah Perkins,  of Wewoka, Oklahoma. who said he knew something was wrong at his neighbor’s home.

Perkins then picked up his drone.

“I didn’t really think about it,” he said. “I just had it, and it was the perfect opportunity.”

Authorities said the female suspect, identified as Marissa Ramsey, was with a man but he left her in the dust.

“When he spotted the drone spotting him, he drove off rather quickly,” said Deputy Thomas Wood with Seminole County. “And, at this time, the operator of the drone noticed a female running from the residence.”

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Drone Helps Richland County Sheriff’s Department Capture Murder Suspect in South Carolina.

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department said they had help capturing an accused murderer Tuesday from a new perspective– they used a drone to help locate him.

“We use the drone to assist with our deputies on the ground with the perimeter. We use it to scan the area. The suspect was actually in a thick area of the woods. Our SWAT team is here on the left, the suspect is actually here in the center, he’s actually seen as a white hot-spot,”

RCSD says they have used drones three times in the past week and now have four drones in the program.

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Drone used for Burglary Reconnaissance in Carletonville, Gauteng, South Africa.

Criminals in Carletonville have now devised a new plan to outwit observant residents and the police.
Mr Johan Coetzer, showed the Herald a shocking video of the new means that some criminals have now started using. According to him, he and his wife heard a buzzing sound in the air outside their home one evening.

‘We could see that our dog, who is very alert and was with us at the time, had heard it as well. We talked about it and decided it must have been the wind,’ he says.

It was only after some of their property disappeared from the family’s yard last Wednesday night, however, that the truth came to light. Coetzer says he immediately noticed that something was wrong when he walked out the front door on Thursday morning. After looking around, he noticed that a hose and lights that had been put up in their front yard were missing.

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Frenchman arrested for flying drone over residence of Cambodian Prime Minister in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district.

The French drone pilot, Pierre Michel Breckler, was arrested when he flew his Mavic Pro over the residence of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen last Wednesday. Police in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district arrested the Frenchman when he was flying his unmanned aerial vehicle in Chamtomok commune near Koh Pich bridge.

On Thursday the district police chief Huon Chan Yaran confirmed that the drone pilot was arrested for using the aircraft to capture footage of prohibited areas without permission.

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Close Call With Drone Flying Illegally Left Glider No Room to Take Evasive Action.

A drone flying above the recommended height near an airfield “endangered” aircraft, passing close to a glider.

The gilder pilot reported that the drone came within 20-50m (65-164ft) of their aircraft on their approach to Dunstable, Bedfordshire, at a height of 550ft (168m) on New Year’s Day.

The UK Airprox Board said had the drone been on a “collision course” the glider would have been unlikely to respond.

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