Drone Attack on LAPD Copter

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A man who allegedly flew a drone in a manner that forced a Los Angeles police helicopter pilot to take evasive action above Hollywood was facing possible prosecution today for interfering with police work, authorities said.

According to L.A.’s Fox 11 News, the operator, a man in his 40s, and his drone were about a quarter mile apart when the device flew into the path of a helicopter assisting with a suspect search in Hollywood around 11:30 p.m. Thursday, said Lt. Mike Ling of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollywood Station.

LAPD Officer Nuria Vanegas said the man was detained and released, and police confiscated the drone and some video equipment.

Police will present the case to the District Attorney’s office for possible prosecution of the man for interfering with police work, Vanegas said.

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I am really getting disgusted with people who own drones. The more I see that aircraft are having to make evasive action because a drone is in their airspace, I think to myself ‘WHAT THE HELL ARE THESE PEOPLE THINKING’ If an AIRCRAFT CRASHES because PEOPLE WITH THESE TOYS ARE CARELESS, THEY WILL BE HELD RESPONSIBLE! KEEP THESE ‘TOYS’ OUT OF ACTIVE AIRSPACE! PLEASE!

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