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    An anonymous reader shared this report from the Associated Press: A man accused of shooting down a law enforcement drone being used at a business near his Florida home could be sentenced to 10 years in federal prison...

    Lake County sheriff's deputies responded to a burglary at a 10-acre industrial property in July 2021 in Mount Dora, northwest of Orlando, according to a plea agreement. As deputies used a $29,000 drone in the outdoor search, gunfire from a neighboring residential property caused it to crash into a metal roof and catch fire, prosecutors said. Deputies went to the property and found Goney, who said he shot down the drone with a .22-caliber rifle because it had been "harassing" him, investigators said.

    The man had 29 previous felony convictions — and federal law prohibits most convicted felons from possessing firearms and ammunition...


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