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Jersey Man Shoots Down Drone, Arrested

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by erudne, Oct 1, 2014.

  1. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    LOWER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) — A New Jersey man was arrested after police say he shot down a neighbor’s remote control drone.
    According to investigators, officers with the Lower Township Police Department were called to a home in the 1000 block of Seashore Road on September 26th to investigate the report by a resident that his remote control helicopter (drone) was shot down.

    Investigators say the resident was taking aerial photographs of his friend’s home, which is under construction.
    While doing so, the resident told police he heard several gunshots as he simultaneously lost control of the drone.
    After retrieving the drone, the resident observed multiple holes in it that were consistent with a shotgun blast.

    The resident called the Lower Township Police Department and when officers arrived, he directed them to the area where he heard the shots coming from.
    After an investigation, police say they determined 32-year-old Russell J. Percenti allegedly fired the shots that brought down the drone
     
  2. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    And he was most likely a NWFA life member.
     
  3. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Sooner or later someone will use a drone in a crime. They may even use it to hurt someone. At that point they will ban them for everyone but the government. Just keep watching, there are a lot of bad people out there.
     
  4. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    They already have.

    just saw an article on it the other day.

    No wait, it was here I think.

    Tub Gang?

    Stealing cell phones from stores.

    They used the drone to scope out the store locations.
     
  5. KTM530XCW

    KTM530XCW Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    We used to call them rc helicopters and nobody gave a bubblegum. Now that they're called "drones", they're just inherently evil.
     
  6. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Seriously, I'd think voyeurism.

    If my woman was being photographed or recorded via the drone through the window, you're damn right I'd shoot it down.
    Or net it.

    Matter of time before someone affixes explosive compounds or biological gunk to a drone and anarchy ensues.

    I bet the WH wouldn't like a drone in their yard!
     
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  7. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    Sounds kind of familiar.

    RC helicopter = drone
    semi auto rifle = assault rifle
     
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  8. BoonDocks36

    BoonDocks36 Oregon, in the boondocks Christian. Conservative. Male.

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    ^ ^ ^ there is a whole lot of truth in that^ ^ ^

    Just saying...

    philip :confused:
     
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  9. KTM530XCW

    KTM530XCW Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Bingo. And oh how msnbc profits from the fear mongering...

    With that said, this new "drone" fad could add a whole nwe chapter to the Redneck Olympics
     
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  10. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    One of you smart guys need to come up with anti drone ammo:D
     
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  11. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    By the way Philip we both have the same one. :s0106:
     
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  12. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    As good as I am at flying mind you don't need ammo just watch it for a little bit it'll come down:D
     
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  13. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    There was a company is seattle taking pictures of a building for advertisements or something and apparently a lasy called the cops saying someone was spying on her naked.
    Only a matter of times before weirdos buy these for catching nude shots or worse chimos watching the kiddos.
    I'd be shooting at the pilot not the flying camera
     
  14. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    Props to the Jersey man who dropped the drone with his shotgun:cool:
     
  15. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Yea back in the 'day' those of us who were into RC had to spend the time necessary to build our aircraft and learn to fly them - along with dealing with small gas engines and all the complications that came with them. Heck now any idiot can buy an electric 'drone' and fly it within minutes and they seem to be nearly crash resistant. HOWEVER if the guy shooting at the 'drone' was violating the law by discharging a firearm within city limits (or something to that effect) then I cannot support his actions.
     
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  16. Scrammer

    Scrammer SW Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I used to day dream of a miniature antiaircraft missile site to take out flies. Maybe I should switch to anti-drone missiles.
    Wonder what you could do with a 3-D printer ? ;-) :p
     
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  17. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Modified bottle rockets guided by a blowfly's grafted brain!
     
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  18. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    "Modified bottle rockets guided by a blowfly's grafted brain!"

    I LOVE IT !!!:D:D:D:D:D:p
     
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