Are you serious? Mate, granted, I haven't read anything more than essentially his side of the story that was described in http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/...shoots-down-drone-hovering-over-his-backyard/ - and I am sure there are two sides to the story - but at the end of the day, shooting a drone down isn't illegal and the guy is 100% right about the safety aspect of the projectile he fired. The only thing that may hold up in court is a "willful damage" charge (or whatever the equiv. is in USA) and that would relate to his intentional damage to the drone owners personal property (the drone) - which will only be recognized *if* the drone owner can prove that he was a) not over the boundary lines of the property and b) had not pointed and held the camera for any amount of time towards or over this guys property. That second point is where it's going to come undone for the case - because I dare say that at some point, this guys drone has been facing the camera toward the property and intentional or not - even for a very short amount of time that might not really justify the feelings of breach of privacy, that's all its going to take to stand up in court, or be thrown out before it even gets there. Secondly, who the [expletive removed] deals with police anyway?