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California fire authorities arrest hobby drone operator for interfering with Placer County firefight

Discussion in 'News' started by LosDosMonitos, Jul 15, 2016.

  1. tcope

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    About time.
     
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  2. snerd

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    Dude was 57 years old! Age sure doesn't bring adulthood.
     
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    Geez. I don't know what the fine or penalty is for this, but it needs to be hefty enough to discourage this practice. Plus, the downside is all the public sees in these instances is 'bad drones' and not the positive side of the hobby. One step forward, two steps back.


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  4. Monica

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    That was just plain dumb!
     
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    In addition to any jail time and/or fine, he may be liable for the cost of the grounded aircraft and any additional damage that was caused due to the delay. Easily six figures or more.
     
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    Not a lawyer, this is not legal advice, but my brief research on the penalty says this:
    "...punishable by a maximum of 6 months in jail and/or a fine of $1000."
     
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    This is the guy: Facebook

    This is him shooting from his hot tub, lol:

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    Cal Fire Arrests Drone Pilot For Flying Near Trailhead Fire
     
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    That doesn't look like the guy that got busted. Just some gun nut.
     
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