Drone sparks assault on Conn. beach - FOX 10 News | myfoxphoenix.com

Drone sparks assault on Conn. beach

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - A woman in Connecticut called police to report a man who was taking pictures of people on the beach with a camera mounted on a drone. The woman, however, ends up arrested for what she does next.

The reported drone hobbyist was taking the photos on May 12 when the woman contacts cops.

“He’s taking pictures of people on the beach with a helicopter camera," said the woman identified by the Daily Mail as Andrea Mears, 23.

Once she gets off the phone she goes into what could be described as a rage.

In video taken on the sly by the man on his iPhone, there is a confrontation and he ends up on the ground. The woman is seen pulling his shirt, grabbing his face and seems to have him in a leg lock.

"If you weren’t assaulting me I wouldn’t be touching you," says the man.

He does not appear to strike back.

“That’s what you get you little pervert," says Mears.  The man yells for her stop and calls out for help.

The video ends when the woman gets up to answer the phone.

Police arrived, were shown the video and Mears was arrested.

Privacy issues surrounding drones are becoming a larger issue, especially as they become less expensive.  A $49.99 drone kit is for sale now that will even turn a paper airplane into a drone.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Injured detective in Village shootout leaves hospital

    Injured detective in Village shootout leaves hospital

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:28:00 GMT
    The third law enforcement officer injured in a Manhattan shootout is out of the hospital. The NYPD says Detective Mario Muniz was left Bellevue Hospital shortly after noon on Wednesday. Hundreds of his fellow police officers cheered as Muniz left the hospital in a wheelchair pushed by his NYPD patrol partner, Joseph Trovato.

    The third law enforcement officer injured in a Manhattan shootout is out of the hospital. The NYPD says Detective Mario Muniz was left Bellevue Hospital shortly after noon on Wednesday. Hundreds of his fellow police officers cheered as Muniz left the hospital in a wheelchair pushed by his NYPD patrol partner, Joseph Trovato. Police Commissioner William Bratton has said the detective's protective vest may have saved his life.


  • 5 annoying things about the New York City subway

    5 annoying things about the New York City subway

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:07 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:07:01 GMT
    Subway problems are annoying, but it’s just a part of living in New York City. Public transportation isn’t glamorous. It’s a pain. It’s a convenience that can cause an inconvenience. Here is a list of five annoying things about subways in New York City.
    Subway problems are annoying, but it’s just a part of living in New York City. Public transportation isn’t glamorous. It’s a pain. It’s a convenience that can cause an inconvenience. Here is a list of five annoying things about subways in New York City.
  • Terror threats at chemical plants underestimated

    Terror threats at chemical plants underestimated

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:05 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:05:38 GMT
    Congressional investigators say the government is underestimating the threat of a chemical attack on America's densely populated cities and has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities that it...
    Congressional investigators say the government is underestimating the threat of a chemical attack on America's densely populated cities and has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities that it...
Powered by WorldNow

KSAZ-TV & KUTP
511 W. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: (602) 257-1234
Fax: (602) 262-0177

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices