- May 28, 2016
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While out at my favorite flying location last night, who pulls up to harass me but the local rent-a-cop. He couldn't have been over 18 years old. I've been flying here for years. It's a business park but no one is there in the evenings and the fields are wide open and of curse zipping around with the drones is not hurting or bothering anyone. He first asked me "are you controlling that thing?", I really didn't know how to respond, but I stayed calm and respectful. It was downhill from there. He said the field I was hovering in was sold two days ago so I can't fly there anymore. I asked who it sold to and he said the local medical testing facility that has always been there. I went back and forth for a bit in a calm manner but was no longer having fun so I told him I'd be leave after I finish running out my battery in about 15 minutes. He said I could have 5 minutes. Needless to say I stayed 20+ minutes. Funny thing is the "real" cops always drive up and watch and are very friendly and never give me a hard time. Anyway, I intend to contact the management of the development, I don't think they will have a problem with me doing a few flights in the late afternoons from time to time. It's just too bad punks like him think they have a little power and have to behave like that. I think I may have to form a protest group for drone flyers, would "Drone Lives Matter" offend anyone? lol.