When Amazon announced that they were going to be making home deliveries by using drones (Fox News), I just kind of dismissed it. Sure, I thought, why not have Amazon pigeons deliver Fig Newtons. Then I started receiving shopping catalogues with personal drones for sale. Now, I realize that the pigeons are out of business.
Which leads me to “whatever happened to the Kentucky man” William Merideth, who was arrested in July (wdrb.com) for shooting down a drone? He claimed that it was flying over his property?
By review, the “drone owner” claimed that he was taking pictures of a friend’s house for him. Meredith claimed that pictures were being taken of his 16-year-old daughter who was lying out by the pool.
Meredith got his shotgun… and boom, end of drone. Merideth was arrested for destruction of property.
At the end of October, a district court judge dismissed the charges (NBC News), on the basis that drone slayer Merideth had the right of expectation of privacy and that the evidence showed that the drone was hovering over his property. The drone owner says that this matter is “far from over”. I say, “where are the Fig Newtons?”
And for pic o’ day, it’s selfie time: