Woman's Good Aim Against Drone Costs Her $600

Her neighbor wasn't too happy
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 25, 2015 11:17 AM CST
Woman's Good Aim Against Drone Costs Her $600
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A western Pennsylvania woman has been ordered to pay $600 for hurling driveway gravel at her next-door neighbor's drone. Mark Shock says he was finishing up a flight in Harwick on Aug. 30 when Martina Wlodarski hit the remote-controlled aircraft. A video shows the drone going haywire after being struck. Shock says two blades flew off and nearly hit him in the face, while Wlodarski says she was frightened by the 3.5-pound aircraft and acted in self-defense. Criminal mischief charges were dropped on Monday as the neighbors agreed that Wlodarski would pay Shock restitution. (More weird crimes stories.)

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