UK man who threatened drone pilot with a gun awaits sentencing
In a development that will please pilots sick of being harassed by drone-hating antagonists, a man in the UK now awaits sentencing for having brandished a gun while accosting a real estate agent doing aerial work near his home.
The incident occurred on August 22 when a resident since identified as Michael Edwards strode up waving a gun at a real estate agent who’d been doing drone video work of local properties. The footage shows Edwards holding the black pistol he claimed he’d fired in his effort to blast the UAV out of the sky, and ordering the agent to leave the area.
“I was shooting at it… If you do it again, I will fire at it again,” the irate Edwards said in the video, becoming angrier when told that – unlike shooting at flying objects – the agent’s drone flight over the area was legal under UK laws. “I took three shots at it and I missed… If you bring it over my house, I will fire at it.”
At one point he even uses the…