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Tue Oct 27, 2015, 11:06 PM

Dad who shot 'snooping vid drone' out of the sky is cleared of charges

A father who shot down a drone that was hovering over his family home in Kentucky has been cleared of all charges.

Dad-of-two William Merideth thought the quadcopter was spying on his daughters in their yard in Hillview, and blasted the gizmo out of the sky with a shotgun. That earned him the title "Drone Slayer" from pro-privacy quarters.

Merideth was arrested shortly after in July, and charged with criminal mischief and wanton endangerment.

He appeared before the Bullitt County District Court on Monday this week, and after a two and a half hour hearing, Judge Rebecca Ward dismissed the case against him.


http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/10/27/drone_dad_william_merideth_cleared/


Good.
This is the guy who's teen age daughter was sunbathing in their back yard when the drone appeared, I probably would have done something similar.

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Reply Dad who shot 'snooping vid drone' out of the sky is cleared of charges (Original post)
GGJohn Oct 2015 OP
TipTok Oct 2015 #1
marble falls Oct 2015 #2
ohnoyoudidnt Oct 2015 #3
marble falls Oct 2015 #4
Victor_c3 Oct 2015 #8
hunter Oct 2015 #5
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Oct 2015 #6
Eleanors38 Oct 2015 #7
dembotoz Oct 2015 #9
GGJohn Oct 2015 #10

Response to GGJohn (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 11:10 PM

1. Send that guy some more ammo...

 

His last was expended in a good cause...

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Response to GGJohn (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2015, 12:01 AM

2. He probably needed to use something other than a shot gun. But I think he's right.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 28, 2015, 12:17 AM

3. I"m not a gun expert, but I think it was most likely bird shot and a lot safer than shooting

handgun or rifle into the air. I doubt he had anything else that could take out the drone.

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Response to ohnoyoudidnt (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 28, 2015, 12:22 AM

4. Seriously, better a shotgun than a hand gun or rifle.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 28, 2015, 04:08 PM

8. Garden hose! n/t

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Response to GGJohn (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2015, 12:36 AM

5. It would be a much finer story had the daughter taken down both the neighbor and his "drone."

This patriarchal society needs to be castrated.




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Response to GGJohn (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2015, 02:06 AM

6. When you don't have a gun, grab a broom...



... or a chimp


... or a ram


Maybe a passing eagle will help ...


In the end, though, you can always fall back on Old Reliable ...


God Bless America!

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Response to GGJohn (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2015, 03:56 PM

7. This is a hairy issue (ahem), and we probably will see other cases...

 

Where right to privacy comes up against right to punk. I kind of like the result.

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Response to GGJohn (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2015, 04:13 PM

9. Bullitt County you can't make this shit up

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Response to dembotoz (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 28, 2015, 07:56 PM

10. I didn't even realize that was the name of the county.

You're right, you just can't make this shit up.

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