The Sky's Not Your Lawn: Man Wins Lawsuit After Neighbor Shotgunned His Drone

Comments section tough guys and fictional sitcom characters like Ron Swanson have popularized the idea that it’s completely acceptable to shoot a drone out of the sky. As one man in California recently learned, it’s not: A judge just awarded a drone pilot $850 in a lawsuit related to the shotgunning of his custom-built drone.Way back in November, I was contacted by a man who said his drone had just been shot while flying over his parents’ farm. Before talking on the record to the press, he wanted to get the case settled either with his neighbor or with the legal system. In late May, his case was finally finished—the first lawsuit relating to the destruction of a drone to become public

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