I'm amazed this doesn't happen more often but a guy in Kentucky had enough of his neighbors $1,800 drone flying over his house so he fixed the problem.... with a shotgun. My drone prediction of the day is that this will happen more and more often because lets face it, drones are just expensive targets tempting people to take a quick shot at. Arstechnica has the details.
The way William Merideth sees it, it’s pretty clear-cut: a drone flying over his backyard was a well-defined invasion of privacy, analogous to a physical trespassing.
Not knowing who owned it, the Kentucky man took out his shotgun and fired three blasts of Number 8 birdshot to take the drone out.
"It was just right there," he told Ars. "It was hovering, I would never have shot it if it was flying. When he came down with a video camera right over my back deck, that's not going to work. I know they're neat little vehicles, but one of those uses shouldn’t be flying into people's yards and videotaping."