Drone Pilot Drops 'Anti-Media' Leaflets Over NFL Games, Fails to Send Message
On Sunday, one man decided to take to the skies with a consumer drone to spread his manifesto over two
But alas, there was no free stuff to be had. It was a just a note with a red "X" on it that was accompanied by a "lengthy text talking about the first amendment," according to ABC7 News. Lieutenant Dan Moreno of the Santa Clara Police Department told reporters that "it was some type of First Amendment propaganda free speech stuff. Something about TV stations being taken over."
The crowd went back to watching the game, surrounded by some fresh litter. But the suspect wasn't done yet. As police issued a lookout warning for the area, the drone-flying man with a message headed to
The rapid manhunt ended up pulling in the FBI, California Highway Patrol, and local law enforcement before the suspect was taken into custody. Moreno told NBC that most of the fliers were carried away from the stadiums by the wind and never reached the hands of football fans.
The suspect will now face charges related to violations of a federal rule that prohibits flying a drone within five miles of an airport, and a local ordinance that bars
Whomever this guy is, he wanted to send a message, and he tried to think outside the box. We'll give him that. But, considering the fact that the text of his flyer is nowhere to be found online, there doesn't seem to be video footage of the act, and no one on social
We've reached out to the Santa Clara Police Department for more information and to request images of the fliers. If any readers out there happened to snag a copy of the manifesto, send it our way. No drones necessary, an email will do just fine.