June 7th, 2014

Crazed Woman Attacks Man for Flying Camera Drone over Public Beach in Connecticut (Updated) 672

By Carlos Miller


First, Andrea Mears called police on a man for flying his remote control quadcopter over a public beach in Connecticut.

Then, when police didn’t respond in seconds, she attacked the man

“He’s taking pictures of people on the beach … with a helicopter plane,” she told the cops by phone.

“Can you guys hurry? I already talked to him, just come.”

Seconds later, she attacked him.

The man, who goes by Hogwit on Youtube, began recording the encounter on his iPhone as his quadcopter was flying overhead, capturing her clawing at his face and pulling at his shirt.

“You want to take pictures?” she asks him as she jams her fingers into his mouth. “Yeah, you’re going to see how it feels when police come.”

Then she has the audacity to tell him “let go of me” as she is all over him.

“If you wouldn’t be assaulting me, I wouldn’t be touching you,” he responds, remaining exceptionally calm considering the circumstances.

“He’s taking pictures of people on the beach!” she yells as she continues to rip his shirt. “I’m going to kick your ass, you little motherfucker.”

“Can someone call the cops!” the man yells. “I’m being assaulted! Help!”

Police arrived and arrested her for assault in the third degree and breach of peace. The incident took place May 12 at Hammonassett State Park in Madison.

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 UPDATE: Here are more details from the man who was flying the drone that he posted on a forum shortly after the incident:

I went to a nearby beach that is a whopping 2 miles long, set up, talked to some people that were curious what my “thing” was, demonstrated the loiter feature (pulling the quad to one direction or another), demonstrated rtl (flying it away then having it return), and make a lot of people think the quad was just awesome. I never went below 50 feet save for take off/landing, then after the end of my last flight, some crazy lady came over and started taking pictures of me…and dialed 911 for the 3rd time in 15 minutes…she said something to the effect of, “There’s a guy here taking pictures at the beach with a helicopter plane.” (I distinctly remember her saying, “with a helicopter plane,” because that just sounds hilarious.) They basically said that they’d send someone when one gets free during each of the 3 calls she made, she decided they didn’t care enough about someone obeying the law so when no one was around she assaulted me and she decided to stop when she got a phone call. I called the police to report the assault, and boy was the response big…10 or more vehicles arrived (cops, DEEP, and an ambulance)…They first listened to her story of lies (she claimed I was taking close ups of people in bikinis, and that she had asked me to stop flying before calling the police, and that I was the one that assaulted her, and and and). The police approached me very aggressively, believing her full story, and before anything else was said I brought up something that she missed… The fact that the cell phone in my hand has a camera…that was recording. I had video evidence that she went nuts completely unprovoked, and was the one that assaulted me. She was then charged with assault, and breach of peace and I gave the cops a copy of the video for their prosecution. I then also showed them my last flight where you can make out her colorful shirt getting up from the beach then following it until it lands which proved that she lied when claiming that she asked me to stop flying before calling the police.
At the end of it all, one of the officers said to me basically, “Flying that thing the way you were is fine, you’re not in any trouble. You can come back and fly, but just be aware that some people can be alarmed.”

Just a funny thing to add, last time I was there, a British guy had come up to me and said he thought it was a giant mosquito near him. He said that he first saw snake on a hike here in the States as they don’t have them in the UK, and thought giant mosquitoes were another animal they didn’t have.


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  • MadLibertarian

    This doesn’t surprise me, I live in CT and basically everyone here is brainwashed. They think government control is good and having fun/expressing first amendment rights is bad. This woman is a prime example of this. Glad the cops arrested her though, and hope he files a lawsuit against her.

    • Mr.Winchester

      Heres her facebook if you want to say hello

      https://www.facebook.com/ndrmears

      • yesitsme

        not anymore it’s down she must have gotten a lot of hellos for being an @zzhole .

        • Mr.Winchester

          Still works for me. But she has a name and a face so, its gonna be hard to hide. In addition, the boy who was assaulted by this horrible person, why does he not sue her? She should face charges for false statements aswell, and she should be sued by the boy who was attacked.

          • ibanix

            Because lawyers are money. The state will get her a few months probation or a week or two for the assault, if it’s her first offense.

          • inquisitor

            Somehow I am doubtful this is her first offense.

          • OldNavyPatriot

            Battery (the civil claim he has against her) is an intentional tort, which means he can get punitive damages. I know lawyers who are also RC pilots that would probably take the case pro bono (free) or a contingency based on aforementioned punitive damages, if they were in CT. He can probably find somebody. Assuming the dingbat has anything to pay the damage award with.

          • Stephanie Hoshi Schaffner

            thumbs up just cause you called her a dingbat :) (b^.^)b

          • Daniel Pryce

            You should probably get in contact with the guy.

          • OldNavyPatriot

            About all I can do is tell him what I’ve said here, which I’m happy to do. I’m not licensed in CT, so I can’t advise him. I noticed on his youtube account he’s trying to crowdfund to cover the costs of representation.

          • TheDranx

            Especially with that gear he has. Don’t those ‘helicopter planes’ cost a lot? She could have damaged some of the stuff that goes with it in the scuffle.

            If this kid is with his parents, they could sue if they want to pursue it if he can’t.

          • Chang He

            Her profile picture is hilarious. Clearly the internet horde with virtual pitchforks have overstepped the bounds of decency in the usual fashion.

          • dougmctx

            Personally, I’m kind of surprised that she attacked him rather than his multicopter. She could have “hit him where it hurt” a lot more effectively by stomping on it, or grabbing it and throwing it.

            Not that anything she did was particularly rational …

          • BlackbeardsWyfe

            She assaulted a minor as well…….

          • Rainman

            “its gonna be hard to hide”, it’s a crime to stalk someone on the internet you little creep.

          • Blanche Starbong

            Tough shiz. It’s a crime to attack people in real life, you little creep.

          • dave hug

            No it’s not, it is a public space as was the place she did this. If this was a full grown man who assaulted a little girl your reaction would be far different So lets not be sexist here. She is clearly misinformed about public cameras and only thinks big brother should have that right but that is not the case. She deserves to be ridiculed and shamed for her actions. She should be glad she lives in a republic most places would have done harsh things for her beating a teen boy like that. Call him a creep if you want but I would make this woman register with the state for what she did.

          • CaptPicard1701E

            He’s not injured, he got her ugly face on the internet and besides the money, the time needed to live through a suit is wasted time. If I were him, I’d just move on. Maybe sue her in small claims for the shirt but good luck with that.

          • Scott Allen

            get a life. Respect Privacy

          • tdpl769

            Respect privacy. I totally agree.. umm except they were in public. If you want “privacy”, you Need to go somewhere private.

        • Sid Walker

          no

      • centralnjbill

        In my opinion, she looks like someone who really shouldn’t be approached without body armor and pepper spray…maybe a net?

        • THG

          Harpoons perhaps.

      • Joel

        LOL thanks. I might have to go say hello.

      • Andrew

        This makes me sick. She is studying Graphic Design according to her Facebook. She of all people should know the rights about cameras. As a fellow graphic major I honestly hope she changes majors, and learns not to violate other peoples rights.

        • THG

          But he is a male – so therefore and thensuch whatever he was doing was automatically perverted.

      • MongoLikesCandy

        Ugh. She’s a graphic design student. Isn’t she be required to take a photography class?

    • The Truth

      Have you been living under a cyber rock your entire life? Step outside the internet and you will see regular everyday people are not brainwashed , they are only simply making a living and trying to survive in a shitty world. Give it up Libertarian retard.

      • eric

        Okay, okay, they’re not brainwashed, its just that the perpetual shittyness of this world has made it impossible for most people to think for themselves. Totally different and your criticism has nothing to do with the fact you have animosity towards libertarians.

        So what’s your bone buddy? Why do you have to be such a dick over such a light comment. Especially considering he’s probably not under a “cyber rock” if he’s talking about his local area.

        Are you politically affiliated yourself and that’s why you’re mad, or do you just lash out at anyone who stands for an ideology?

        • Ruchi

          Hey, eric. Nice response! I agree that mostly everyone can easily be described as unoriginal. They are fed the same corporate lies and mainstream media drolls as everyone else, and they eat them right up! That’s why I have a lot of respect for the hipster movement.

          • Jenkins

            And that’s why you are stupid. The “hipster movement” is a joke. Why not have respect for pedophiles or other degenerates? (Which I imagine you probably do.)

          • Ruchi

            Why is it a joke? Name-calling is a little immature. I know we can both come to an understanding on this if you possess the patience of a grown up and are as willing to talk it out as I am!

          • Blue Gum

            Nice way to throw away any chance of a meaningful conversation by equating hipsters with paedophiles.

            SMH.

          • theaton

            Which is worse, that we are “fed the same corporate lies and mainstream media drolls” or that “they eath them right up?” We know that Lucy is going to pull the ball away every time. If we continue to try and kick it, we are the dumb ones.

      • kraz

        No, many are kind of brainwashed, especially in the US. I’m guessing you’re another one who probably has no clue of what a Libertarian actually is, only what you’ve been told to believe. I bet that’s why you’re so hostile.

      • Adam Wiederholt

        Butthurt Obama supporter…. bet you would vote for another term huh? or even your next vote would be Hillary, and let me guess, you were for all the wars?

        • Steve

          Nice assumptions. I bet you’re completely right.

        • joel

          Adam what you just said is correct, but your facts are a bit off. Not one US president since JFK has had control over whether or not we go to war. Please google search the MIC and you will see whats going on. No president says that we “go” to war. It is a few of the elite rich who pull the strings. I will leave it at that to find out what is going on with our military, banking, politics, etc. The president is purely a puppet and a spokesperson for the elite.

          • Adam Wiederholt

            I say that not one president since JFK has been real, all the time, where have you been? Really? You’re telling ME, to google MIC? LOLOLOL I know who controls the strings at the top, nice roll over saying “I will leave it at that to find out” .

            Boy i’m 32, I’ve been WIDE awake since 2001, partially awake since birth, I knew about the deadly vaccines, deadly fluoride taking our IQs down a notch, or halfing our intelligence/epigenetics, so that the Eugenics kings/queens would be able to out think us. I’m the LAST person you need to use your time to reply to me like that. I don’t see where my facts were a bit off? I never said the president decides on which wars are waged. Besides, votes don’t count, cause they count the votes. Electronic fraud machines to vote on.

          • Stephanie Hoshi Schaffner

            LOL i like how the “ME” is all caps.

        • jutholmes

          Haha retard republican. Facts are your enemy, right. So just ignore them. Let’s vote another Republican to start 2 more wars and put us even deeper in debt. How are your tea party brethren? Give my best to all of your idiot friends that shoot up schools, courthouses, and politicians. You must know at least one of those nutjobs since they’re all tea party or republican.

          • Chang He

            Actually, most mass shooters are left-wing in ideology. In addition to being crazy. Not that their politics causes the crazy, or the shooting, but you should know the actual facts before casting aspersions.

          • Christian

            Timothy McVeigh, a registered Republican, and NRA member killed more people than the next 8 mass shootings/murders in the history of the US combined. Facts are facts, right?

          • Jerry St John Wyatt

            Wow, that was a pretty stupid statement Christian. care to fact check yourself before the internet molests you?

          • SecludedCompound

            Actually, what he said was completely factually correct. Not to mention the two mass shootings by teapartiers in the last three days.

          • Adam Wiederholt

            “Actually, what he said was completely factually correct. Not to mention
            the two mass shootings by teapartiers in the last three days.”

            That’s a load of crap you’ve heard from teLIEvision, that the Rothschilds/Rockefellers/Warburg/Dupont and others own.

            You’re a brainwashed tool to them and you don’t even know it. Guns are your best friend against criminals and criminal government, especially the latter. Look at what they’re doing over in the Middle East with our taxpayer dollars and money they just print out of thin air, making our labor, worth less, get it? They’ll do the same to us in a heartbeat, just this last week, Obama Administration is pushing for legal usage of US drones, over US soil.. meaning, they’ll bomb whomever they want to, using our own military, against US citizens, regardless of who/what party affiliation they have or views, anyone with common sense would know they wouldn’t stop at what he controlled media claims as “right-wing” they’ll target others, they’ll target water supplies (already have with fukushima they ignore, the fracking, the BP oil spil “Corexit” chemical despersant, I could go on and on, not to mention Monsanto run-off, Hexafluorosilicic Acid, not to mention all the other drugs found in the water supply that they claim you can drink and it’s safe for you, when the water companies SHOULD be purifying the water of EVERY one of their customer’s homes for the price of the water bills we pay) You think they won’t continue the rise in Police State that makes even your most basic human right, outlawed? Think again.

            You want nobody to own guns, besides police and military? That’s your worse nightmare that you will soon realize.

            I like all the labeling and de-humanizing that the people that are seemingly to be “light-wing” or “liberal” but they want to take away freedoms why? That’s against the personal liberty. Taking away liberty is against true liberalism. Hence the name, you get it yet?

            Tea Partiers are people of all parties, former democrats, libertarians, and republicans. Who in my opinion, if it’s a REAL Tea Partier, not the Michelle Bachmann type (former IRS agent, is not a Tea Partier, plus she supports democide in Palestine) is more closer to American values than the current choices of your old party democrats/republicans that have been in office way too long… like Chuck Shumer(D), he can go, like Lee Terry(R), he can go, too. They both vote for war and endless spending of our tax money, endless devaluing of our labor (via printing more paper fiat money), they also both violate our constitutional liberties.

          • Stephanie Hoshi Schaffner

            I have a question. How is television so bad that you say teLIEvision but the internet is OK?

          • Adam Wiederholt

            do you know who owns the teLIEvision networks? Did you know that U.S. and New Zealand are the only 2 countries left on the planet that haven’t banned pharmaceutical advertisements? You can control what website you go to a lot more than you can control what you see on teLIEvision, and the KNOWN liars use the tv, as a tool to control the masses, so you tell me, which media can you get more truth from? TV or Internet?

          • Adam Wiederholt

            How are you even asking me that question to begin with? known mass murdering lying thieves control the TV networks

          • PINAC Troll

            You need to get your ass kicked.

          • Adam Wiederholt

            Says the scum that probably needs it. Sound real tough keyboard warrior, so scared, come and violate my rights lol

          • Adam Wiederholt

            Can’t dispute with facts, so you throw threats and insults, how typical of you.

          • Adam Wiederholt

            And you sir, need to deport yourself from this nation, bunch of coward fluoridated water drinking GMO eating pentagon-bots.

          • PINAC Troll

            You want to get your ass kicked by a 15 year old? You make me want to become a cop so much! I am proud to be an American since we are the freest Country in the world. You even might be a terrorist from the way you think and talk..

          • Adam Wiederholt

            @ francesmacomber’s “Actually, what he said was completely factually correct. Not to mention the two mass shootings by teapartiers in the last three days.”

            Nope, all were registered democrats or FBI informants.

          • PINAC Troll

            You scares of a 15 year old!

          • Adam Wiederholt

            Christian, you should check the eye-witness testimony of the police officers that were there that saw FBI agents stage the whole thing, some of those Police men were “terminated” (they knew too much and would blab, but you could still research it for yourself) Timothy McVeigh was set up. The Fed agents actually staged the whole bombing, the FBI intentionally blew up that child daycare to increase the police state here in the U.S. The FBI has a history of doing the same thing, look at the FBI’s involvement in staging the 1993 WTC bombing… the defendant recorded the conversation of the FBI telling him to go along with making the bomb out of real materials that was supposedly for a ” terror bombing drill”. It didn’t go correctly, so they had to double back and create 9/11/01 WTC false-flag attack, to take the middle-east war to the extreme, to help the State of Israel, democide all the nations, on guess who’s Tax-dollars?

          • PINAC Troll

            Ya right Adam.

          • Adam Wiederholt

            Timothy McVeigh was an FBI informant and was deliberately setup by the FBI. Ask yourself why not one FBI agent was in the building that day, but all across the street, and ask yourself why they didn’t warn the 100+ children in the daycare and the staff that they were going to blow up the building? Police at the scene found bombs that went off inside the building, so the truck bomb myth is destroyed. There was even an bomb that was set to explode but didn’t, explain that Christian. Every one of your “shooters” that you say were NRA/tea-party/repub/conservative, were leftists taking prescription drugs, which the doctors can READ the side-effects on the drug insert “may cause suicidal thoughts and homicidal behavior” FBI blew up Oklahoma Building.. or at the very least, stood down for CIA to blow it up.

          • Blanche Starbong

            Hate to hit you with the truth, liar, but about 80% of mass murderers are wingnuts like yourself. Please don’t shoot me.

          • Chang He

            Clearly you’re just going with the “99% of all statistics are made up” meme, because you clearly didn’t do any reading on the issue before responding. Here’s a partial list it took less than a minute to find.

            Nidal Hasan – Ft Hood Shooter: Reg­istered Democrat
            Aaron Alexis, Navy Yard shooter – registered Democrat, Obama voter
            Seung-Hui Cho – Virginia Tech shooter: Wrote hate mail to President Bush and to his staff, registered Democrat.
            James Holmes – the “Dark Knight”/Colorado shooter: Registered Democrat, staff worker on the Obama campaign, #Occu­py guy,progressive liberal, hated Christians.
            Amy Bishop, the rabid leftist, killed her colleagues in Alabama, Obama supporter.
            Jared Loughner, the Tucson shooter – Leftist, Marxist.
            Harris and Klebold, the Columbine Shooters – families registered Democrats and progressive Leftists.

            Clearly you’re just one of those ill educated troglodytes who don’t know a gerund from a grunt, whose written expression vividly illustrates their utter lack of reasoning capability, and who make up the majority of lynch mobs, Occupy protests, “get out the youth vote” operations, and felons.

          • SecludedCompound

            Hahaha. These have all been thoroughly debunked. Seriously, Klebold and Harris’ parents were Democrats? They expressed support for fucking HITLER you nitwit. My dad is a teapartier, but I couldn’t be further to the left. See how that works? Imbecile.

            Please, elucidate to us on how the Millers, the patriot out in Georgia, the cat up in New Brunswick and all of the other right wingers, teapartiers and Republicans that have shot people *in the name of their ‘patriot’ beliefs* were somehow not right wing terrorists.

            Jesus, you wingers are stupid.

          • Chang He

            As far as “debunked” goes, I’ll grant the evidence on Klebold and Harris is thin, but the remainder have not been debunked. But as is sadly typical of the internet, you feel compelled to weaken a potentially constructive discussion with insults to support your “argument”. It is a shame.

            Perhaps when you’ve reconciled your anger with your father, and have more coherent and calm phrasing to use in support of actual reasoning, we can have a better discussion. Until then, all the best. I’m done.

          • Adam Wiederholt

            “Democrats? They expressed support for fucking HITLER you nitwit. My
            dad is a teapartier, but I couldn’t be further to the left. See how that
            works? Imbecile.

            Please, elucidate to us on how the Millers, the
            patriot out in Georgia, the cat up in New Brunswick and all of the other
            right wingers, teapartiers and Republicans that have shot people *in
            the name of their ‘patriot’ beliefs* were somehow not right wing
            terrorists.

            Jesus, you wingers are stupid.”

            You’re the winger here, I’m not with any party brah.

            Nazi’s were the democrats in Germany.

            Cite every single one of the “right-wingers” that you claim shot up anyone, k? Let’s see some citation, cause I’m calling it bull that you’re just repeating the lies you’ve seen on TV.

          • Adam Wiederholt

            Not to mention the Democrat party was the one that started the Klan, oh and by the way the NRA trained and armed african americans to free themselves :)

            Take that teLIEvision viewer!

          • Adam Wiederholt

            You’re the fucking liar Blanche.

          • SecludedCompound

            Actually, nope. 75 fatalities in shootings by right wingers since Obama got elected, no fatalities in any shootings by any supposed left-wingers.

            It’s funny, because stupid teapartiers claim that psychos like Loughner or the kid from the Sandy Hook shooting were left wing, which obviously they weren’t, then they make a meme about it, and no amount of facts will ever clear that up for nitwits like you that believe chain emails.

          • dave hug

            Yea its all right wing who kill people with guns, you do know every single government that committed genocide and mass killings where leftist? Yet another idiot who thinks all wars where waged by religion and all murders where commited by guns with no uniforms and the state can protect everyone….. somehow. Sir you are one of the reasons society is going to hell you know what else was a commonality in all the shootings, xanax and prozac now go take yours and think about it.

          • Adam Wiederholt

            Citation?

          • Adam Wiederholt

            How’d Sandy Hook even happen? Wasn’t the shooting in Newtown? hmm.. fishy false flag there cowboys and ladies. Why would they let anyone into a locked front door looking like rambo? Why was Adam Lanza’s mom’s car parked in the drive-way, not at the school, who’s car was it that was used ? (the 2008 Honda Civic car that belonged to a soon to be pardoned male, giving help to the Feds looking to stage a shooting)

          • Adam Wiederholt

            “Haha retard republican.” – um I’m an American, that’s all, no party. If I was ever in or voted for a Party member, it would have been for their voting record and personal values, not like how my parents vote just “democrat” only because there’s a “d” there, they don’t even research the candidate, just vote “d” all the way down, are you telling me that’s more productive? progressive?

            “Facts are your enemy, right.” Facts are our friends. You ignored my statements, that Obama, Hillary, are War presidents, just like Bush, just like Carter, just like Johnson, just like Clinton, just like Nixon, the few that were opposed to these illegal wars were Andrew Jackson, Thomas Jefferson, Washington, John F. Kennedy (oh but he got shot by world powers for wanting to end their monopoly of the money system and that JFK would end the fraud Vietnam war that killed tens of thousands on each side for nothing, just to sell weapons!)

            You support that? Democide: Mass murdering of populace by government force.

            Tea Party is just fine, call it what you will, Americans should come first.

            Like I said before I don’t have a party choice, but if I were to call one my own I would say Tea Party looks like the most American to me, and anyone that wants something different than their government robbing/regulating them out of surviving or starting a small business, meanwhile giving loop-holes to foreign, sometimes just off-shore Mega Corps that don’t pay taxes, and also controlling the main currency by a private centralized bank, is someone that would align themselves with a Tea Partier (if it’s not a Michelle Bachmann fake tea-partier, she was what I call a “sit-in” someone that sits in the spotlight, saying “oh i’m that, ya, Tea Party” when they’re just trying to rob the spotlight from average Joe that needs to get elected that would not cave into the lobbyists, like you or me that work for a living)

            not one single penny should ever go to illegal wars/invasions/black-ops, or funding of the illegal State of Israel on Palestinian land.

      • G0m3r

        A shitty world of THEIR creating. I hate when people like you try to absolve people of their part in the mess we live in. We have the world we made. It my not be the one we wanted but WE did this no one dd this to us. We did this to ourselves with our apathy and willfull ignorance.

      • kyle

        People are brainwashed to a certain extent, in certain cases. How do you explain the fact that the kardashians have ratings?

    • Blue Gum

      “This woman is a prime example of this.”
      So everyone is like this crazy chick?
      Go outside more keyboard warrior.

      • Adam Wiederholt

        He didn’t say everyone. Just those that are government loving control freaks like you who change words around to fit your agenda, just like this girl in the video, changed the story to the police, about HER assaulting the boy

        • Blue Gum

          He literally said “basically everyone here is brainwashed”, so almost everyone then, my mistake.

          As for the rest of your turd of a sentence, what agenda? just like this girl how? I think she is a crazy b1tch, end of story.

          You sound like a nutcase who surrounds themselves with other nutcases who enable you, reinforcing your conspiracy bullsh1t and ignoring all logic.

          PS – I do not even live in America, I’m looking from the outside in and people like you are what make your country look crazy.

          • theaton

            “turd of a sentence, “you sound like a nutcase,”conspiracy bullsh1t.” Do you have anything besides ad hominem attacks?

          • Blue Gum

            I see you ignored my points and resort to attacking my choice of words, You may as well have said nothing.

          • theaton

            I understood your point exactly, that is why I pointed it out.

          • Adam Wiederholt

            “He literally said “basically everyone here is brainwashed”, so almost everyone then, my mistake.””

            That’s okay, but you made another mistake.

            “As for the rest of your turd of a sentence, what agenda? just like this girl how? I think she is a crazy b1tch, end of story.”

            Her agenda, the agenda of most government, take your liberties away, she hated that kid so bad, she wanted to hurt him, she believed that in a public place, she could have privacy and then take away someone’s liberty, then not only that, but threaten and harm that person, then even trying to falsely accuse the kid of attacking her, when it was the other way around, AGENDA.. yeah.. that one? Why is she a crazy woman, what made her flip out like that?

            “You sound like a nutcase who surrounds themselves with other nutcases
            who enable you, reinforcing your conspiracy bullsh1t and ignoring all
            logic.”

            More like the facts are in my court and you aren’t even in the game, as far as debating goes, you’re in the stands trying to get attention from players that are WAY more important to look your way, I’m only correcting you so that others don’t think they could say the same BS again and not think for a second someone won’t call them on their BS. Sure in your head you might be able to flip words around to your own fitting, but this is the internet, you will be wrong and wrong again, good luck with that. Good luck with twisting people’s words around, I’m sure you must surround yourself with moral and valued members of society and we should all take cues from you on how to treat others, cause you know, you’re mister popular that likes to twist people’s words, I’m sure that makes you tons of friends. Oh and calling people names for having more to say than just “she’s a crazy &&&&&” is cool too, right?

            “PS – I do not even live in America, I’m looking from the outside in and people like you are what make your country look crazy.”

            I’m glad, we don’t need people like you twisting words around, claiming people are saying one thing when they’re not, to fit their agendas, and to fit their obedience to corrupt government to praise violating personal liberties of others. (yours? I am not sure what your agenda is yet, just paid to be a troll or what?)

          • Adam Wiederholt

            “He literally said “basically everyone here is brainwashed”, so almost everyone then, my mistake.””

            That’s okay, but you made another mistake.

            “As for the rest of your turd of a sentence, what agenda? just like this girl how? I think she is a crazy b1tch, end of story.”

            Her agenda, the agenda of most government, take your liberties away, she hated that kid so bad, she wanted to hurt him, she believed that in a public place, she could have privacy and then take away someone’s liberty, then not only that, but threaten and harm that person, then even trying to falsely accuse the kid of attacking her, when it was the other way around, AGENDA.. yeah.. that one? Why is she a crazy woman, what made her flip out like that?

            “You sound like a nutcase who surrounds themselves with other nutcases
            who enable you, reinforcing your conspiracy bullsh1t and ignoring all
            logic.”

            More like the facts are in my court and you aren’t even in the game, as far as debating goes, you’re in the stands trying to get attention from players that are WAY more important to look your way, I’m only correcting you so that others don’t think they could say the same BS again and not think for a second someone won’t call them on their BS. Sure in your head you might be able to flip words around to your own fitting, but this is the internet, you will be wrong and wrong again, good luck with that. Good luck with twisting people’s words around, I’m sure you must surround yourself with moral and valued members of society and we should all take cues from you on how to treat others, cause you know, you’re mister popular that likes to twist people’s words, I’m sure that makes you tons of friends. Oh and calling people names for having more to say than just “she’s a crazy &&&&&” is cool too, right?

            “PS – I do not even live in America, I’m looking from the outside in and people like you are what make your country look crazy.”

            I’m glad, we don’t need people like you twisting words around, claiming people are saying one thing when they’re not, to fit their agendas, and to fit their obedience to corrupt government to praise violating personal liberties of others. (yours? I am not sure what your agenda is yet, just paid to be a troll or what?)

          • Adam Wiederholt

            “I see you ignored my points”

            —What points? All you did was name call.

            “and resort to attacking my choice of words, You may as well have said nothing.”

            —Says the person that insults and name calls, and then ignores all the points I’ve stated lol Making fun of me cause I used the word agenda hehe

          • Adam Wiederholt

            “I see you ignored my points”

            —What points? All you did was name call.

            “and resort to attacking my choice of words, You may as well have said nothing.”

            —Says the person that insults and name calls, and then ignores all the points I’ve stated lol Making fun of me cause I used the word agenda hehe

          • mtms42000

            It’s a culture of control. Instead of minding her own business and letting another person do as they please, within the law, she decided she didn’t like it and needed to make him stop.

            People should mind their own business. Everyone doesn’t have to like or approve of what others are doing if they are within the law and if unsure of what the law is she should have called the police and asked them. not taken things into her own hands or called 911 as if it were an emergency situation.

          • Blue Gum

            “Within the law”
            That’s the point, this chick thought he was doing something illegal, then she went nuts.

            Basically even if you are within the law, have evidence to stop crazy people screwing you over, especially if you’re male.

          • mtms42000

            What she thinks is illegal and what really is are two different things. If she thought it was illegal she should have called the police, end of story. Not try to detain him then assault him. People think lots of things are illegal that aren’t and then harass the law abiding. Again, people should mind their own business or learn the law if they want to play brown shirt.

          • Adam Wiederholt

            No, again, you’re reading but not reading and comprehending the entire sentence. You can’t just say someone’s saying “Why don’t you go jump” When they’re saying “Why don’t you go jump in the pool”.

            He said, “I live in CT and basically everyone here is brainwashed. They think
            government control is good and having fun/expressing first amendment
            rights is bad. This woman is a prime example of this.”

            He’s saying that this girl, is a prime example of government worshiping brainwashing. He’s SAID that basically everyone in CT is brainwashed, he’s not attacking women or every woman.

            You’re taking what he said into a different realm of what you THOUGHT or want to think he said, or just a troll with nothing better to do with your own life that you need to jump on men that even dare say anything criticizing a woman.

      • RS

        Please, take that dick out of your mouth. Thank you.

    • centralnjbill

      Looks like a #YesAllWomen gestapo agent.

    • FeRD

      Here are the two things that did surprise me, from reading the info on her Facebook page (which @mrwinchester:disqus kindly linked to):
      1. She’s only 23 years old.
      2. She’s actually from Georgia, at least originally.

      I suppose maybe the two cancel each other out. I’d have expected the younger generation to be less technophobic, however the clawing-screaming-ball-of-incoherent-rage special attack in response to anything modern and high-tech does seem very Southern.

  • BeefnBean

    Photography is not a crime, but assault is. That’s why they arrested her. She could have just shot the drone out of the sky and not called the cops. No bag limit on drones, open season on drones be they government owned or by voyeuristic photographers.

    • Keffululator

      If you shoot a gun in a populated area, you better be damn sure you know where the bullet lands. Or you are pathologically reckless about the safety of others.

      • dickgosinya48

        Exactly. Only cops can shoot indiscriminately without fear of reprisal.

        • kraz

          Or concern for others.

      • Heyitswheeler

        I understand what you’re trying to say, but don’t forget about shotguns. Hunters shoot their 12, 20, and 410 gauge shotguns up in the air all the time! Those BB’s in birdshot only have enough force past a certain distance then they plop to the ground harmlessly. However, shooting something with some girth like a .45 in the air isn’t a wise idea. Random story but our local police department requires the cops that are not on a call to go under some sort of structure for 10 minutes before and after New Years night for this exact reason. My dad is a retired Lt. from the department and my brother in-law is currently employed with the same PD, he said they usually just go to the mall parking structure in the middle of our city. Crazy stuff

        • Ryan French

          I’m a freelance news photographer and I do exactly the same when I’m working on New Years. You can hear the rounds hitting the ground…

    • Ryan French

      I’m pretty sure discharging a firearm in public and vandalism is a crime in most jurisdictions. Apparently that never crossed your mind.

    • Brian Wirth

      You’re just as stupid as she is.

    • Mike

      The 1st amendment and the 2nd amendment go hand in hand. Instead of shooting RC Choppers outta the sky. I am going to enjoy both of my rights, safely, and within the law.

    • Mike Ross

      I’m a pro. A pro drone with a pro camera rig can easily cost north of $80,000:

      – $35k for my Red Dragon camera
      – $30k for a Master Prime lens
      – $25k for a drone capable of lifting them

      Start taking potshots, you better have a very good lawyer and very deep pockets because I’m going to own your sorry ass, when you get out of jail. Stupid stupid stupid.

      • steveo

        she forgot her pms medicine. Those anger management classes really suck, she’ll be sorry.

        • Steve

          Although I agree she’s an idiot, making the old pms joke is kind of watered down by now and is far from adding to the conversation. Nice try at being a comedian, though. Don’t quit middle school.

          • simon and garfunkel

            No, it’s still a very funny joke and still very true.

      • DERP

        I agree. Most people that buy these are hobbyists and/or professionals that do arial photography and video.

      • SmokeyBehr

        But you don’t fly your drone over private property without permission, do you?

        • Clark

          Private property ends at the dirt, above that is federal airspace.

          • Serious Photog

            That’s moronic! Photographic aircraft always are in the air above, and it’s perfectly legal and covered by the constitution. Get a brain.

          • Clark

            HUH? If it’s legal and covered by the Consitution, why do I need to get a brain???

          • Adam Wiederholt

            Federal Agencies are NULL & VOID they have no jurisdiction, no rights over our air, they’ll say they have power/rights, but not according to We the People and the U.S. Constitution.

        • Forsythe Jones

          Public property, however…

        • Mike Ross

          Clark is correct.

          However, depending on the situation, it would usually be courteous and professional to inform them what’s going on, and to discuss it with them. Altitude would also play a role here… if I’m shooting from above 500ft I wouldn’t bother the property owner, any more than a small plane pilot would call every house on their flightpath!

          • Steve

            He did say that he set up his drone and showed it to several people who were curious as they walked by. I feel that is fair enough.

          • idratherpostasguest

            Thank you for this response. I find the snarky attitude of droners really offputting in regards to people’s privacy, it seems it’s all just “I’M WITHIN THE LAW I’M WITHIN MY RIGHTS DON’T YOU TEST ME”. You probably wouldn’t like feeling watched by some dude with a camera without knowing what he was up to. Have some friggin’ concern for other people as human beings.

          • Mike Ross

            Yes and no.

            As I said, it’s courteous and professional to reach out to people who may be immediately impacted by a filming project.

            But when it come to privacy… well I’m hardline there. You have NO expectation of privacy in a public place. If I can see you, I can shoot you. Don’t be too precious about this; with CCTV cameras so common, you’re being watched or recorded by multiple “dudes with cameras” every time you go about town. They’re just not quite so obvious as a UAV, or a movie crew, or a street or news photographer.

            We hear a LOT about people who claim they have some kind of ‘right’ not to be photographed. They don’t, and don’t get all upset because we sometimes use UAVs instead of tripods, ok? :-)

        • TheDranx

          Depending on where it’s at. Fly it over a privately owned farmer’s field? Unless the Farm owns the air space, that’s not really illegal. Do it at Disney World? Can’t do that because Disney owns the airspace.

          • Kirkus1964

            They do??????

          • SmokeyBehr

            Technically, the land owner owns the airspace up to the minimum altitude for aircraft, generally 500 feet.

          • DronePilot

            WRONG! Nobody owns anything above the ground up to 400 feet, then FAA kicks in. There are also no LAWS stating where you can and can’t fly (even above 400ft). These are all voluntary advisories – not laws. I can fly my drone next to my neighbor’s window and film, as long as I don’t touch his property I’m legal…I’m not a jerk so I wouldn’t do that, but legally I have every right.

          • badbadnotgood

            Yeah, see, this is exactly the kind of stuff I’m talking about. I know you said you wouldn’t do that, but the fact that people even think that way.. same people would probably try to file a suit if you disabled said drone too. Titchy stuff, this.

          • Punk

            Actually, the FAA doesn’t kick in at 400 feet. It’s a common misconception. We have an FAA advisory. It isn’t based on any legal grounds.

          • http://www.miseryXchord.com Misery

            IDK about elsewhere but if you parked a drone outside someone’s window in California (land of intrusive paparazzi and laws made to address their behavior) in order to photo/film them, it’d probably be considered invasion of privacy and/or intrusion into private matters (unreasonable intrusion upon seclusion; trespassing via surreptitious surveillance). Just like if you had to scale a tree or set up a ladder on the sidewalk and use a 600mm zoom lens, in order to peep through their window. (See especially Cal. Civ. Code § 1708.8 aka the “Paparazzi Law”)

            As far as flying over… In 1946 the Supreme Court ruled in United States v. Causby

            http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/328/256/case.html

            “[The] doctrine [of cujus est solum ejus est usque ad coelum] has no place in the modern world. The air is a public highway, as Congress has declared. Were that not true, every transcontinental flight would subject the operator to countless trespass suits. Common sense revolts at the idea. To recognize such private claims to the airspace would clog these highways, seriously interfere with their control and development in the public interest, and transfer into private ownership that to which only the public has a just claim.”

            “The navigable airspace which Congress has placed in the public domain is “airspace above the minimum safe altitudes of flight prescribed by the Civil Aeronautics Authority.”

            “We have said that the airspace is a public highway. Yet it is obvious that, if the landowner is to have full enjoyment of the land, he must have exclusive control of the immediate reaches of the enveloping atmosphere. Otherwise buildings could not be erected, trees could not be planted, and even fences could not be run. [...] The landowner owns at least as much of the space above the ground as the can occupy or use in connection with the land. [...] and that invasions of it are in the same category as invasions of the surface.”

            [According to 49 USCS § 40102 (32), ‘navigable airspace’ means “airspace above the minimum altitudes of flight prescribed by regulations under this subpart and subpart III of this part [49 USCS §§ 40101 et seq., 44101 et seq.], including airspace needed to ensure safety in the takeoff and landing of aircraft.” http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/49/40102

            “CFR §91.119 Minimum safe altitudes: General.
            http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/retrieveECFR?gp=1&SID=8ee4341583daa2e3136aba3bfdc9dc3f&ty=HTML&h=L&r=SECTION&n=14y2.0.1.3.10.2.4.10

            Except when necessary for takeoff or landing, no person may operate an aircraft below the following altitudes:

            (a) Anywhere. An altitude allowing, if a power unit fails, an emergency landing without undue hazard to persons or property on the surface.

            (b) Over congested areas. Over any congested area of a city, town, or settlement, or over any open air assembly of persons, an altitude of 1,000 feet above the highest obstacle within a horizontal radius of 2,000 feet of the aircraft.

            (c) Over other than congested areas. An altitude of 500 feet above the surface, except over open water or sparsely populated areas. In those cases, the aircraft may not be operated closer than 500 feet to any person, vessel, vehicle, or structure.

            (d) Helicopters, powered parachutes, and weight-shift-control aircraft. If the operation is conducted without hazard to persons or property on the surface—

            (1) A helicopter may be operated at less than the minimums prescribed in paragraph (b) or (c) of this section, provided each person operating the helicopter complies with any routes or altitudes specifically prescribed for helicopters by the FAA; and

            (2) A powered parachute or weight-shift-control aircraft may be operated at less than the minimums prescribed in paragraph (c) of this section.”

          • http://www.miseryXchord.com Misery

            While drone regulations are up in the air, US statutes do delineate that property owners have the right to their immediate space above ground, and intrusion into such is treated the same as intrusion on the surface itself.

        • Kirkus1964

          Does Google Earth ask permission?

          • SmokeyBehr

            Google and Microsoft use a combination of satellite- and airplane-based imaging. For the airplane-based imaging, they fly well above the limits prescribed by the FAA. Their “street view” vehicles never leave public roads, and for the most part never leave paved roads.

          • Kirkus1964

            So, what statute prevents a person from flying their model airplane over private property? I can fly my Cessna over private property any time I’d like. There’s no difference.

          • Chang He

            If you’re flying a Cessna under 500 feet over private property, I bet you get in legal trouble from the owners.

          • Kirkus1964

            Only if I caused some kind of damage by flying that close. Maybe you have some links to cases where landowners have successfully sued people who flew too close to their property?

          • Chang He

            Griggs v. Allegheny County held that property owners must be compensated for loss if regular flights occur below 500 feet over a property. There are multiple similar cases, including several in which people sued the federal government for loss of property value after low level flights. In Florida v Riley Justice O’Connor stated that a person has a reasonable expectation of privacy from aerial observation at altitudes lower than commonly traveled by civil aviation, either 500 or 1000 feet depending on the circumstance. So unless you’re a crop duster, I think you’re probably begging for trouble if you try it. Though I’m certain the situation varies based on geography. Fly at 50 feet over someone’s house, and they’ll probably win a suit. Fly at 400 feet over a cornfield, and I’m betting they wouldn’t.

          • DesertRattt

            You might want to check the FARs as well

          • Mike Ross

            Less than 500 feet over *structures* (not ‘property’) except on landing and takeoff, you’re going to get in trouble with the FAA, if it’s in a plane.

            There are no FAA regs controlling drones or model aircraft.

          • Chang He

            I wasn’t talking about drones, which are clearly the subject of considerable debate in both government and press lately. There actually are FAA regs concerning model aircraft however, in that they are not allowed to interfere with flight patterns of manned aircraft.

          • Mike Ross

            They aren’t ‘regs’, they’re non-binding advice and best practice. There is nothing with the force of law that regulates the operations of model aircraft. Read the ONLY document the FAA have ever produced on the subject here: http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/1acfc3f689769a56862569e70077c9cc/$FILE/ATTBJMAC/ac91-57.pdf

          • DesertRattt

            Depends on the classification of the airspace and if there are people or buildings nearby.

          • theaton

            Yes, in some parts of the country.

          • Kirkus1964

            Like where? Got a link? The people who take satellite photos of the ground are not asking permission of every landowner.

          • theaton

            Where I work, Los Alamos National Laboratory, for one. The Lab gets the really high res photos so they give permisssion for satellite photos. They don’t give permission for the google vehicles on some of the roads on the property, even the publically accessible roads.

        • Serious photog

          What do you call a news helicopter?

      • jonquimbly

        That’s, what, 12+ pounds? You’ll need a custom-built quad copter…

        • Mike Ross

          We generally use octos, not quads.

          • jonquimbly

            Yeah… that IS an eight rotor copter.

            Are you the volcano guy?

          • Mike Ross