A Pennsylvania homeowner has allegedly shot down a DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone that was conducting powerline inspections in his neighborhood. The police have classified the incident as criminal mischief and charges are expected to be filed.
The incident took place in September in Sayre – a borough in Bradford County, Pennsylvania – but it came to light only recently through a press release put out by Pennsylvania State Police.
Pennsylvania man shoots at electric company drone
Exelon Business Services was contracted through Claverack Rural Electric Cooperative to inspect their utility poles and powerlines in Sayre. On September 8, around 1 p.m., a drone operator from Exelon lost contact with his DJI drone after hearing multiple gunshots in the area.
Pennsylvania State Police was called in and the officers checked residences in the area where Exelon last had contact with the drone. The aerial surveying device was discovered in a trash can behind a house…