A Kentucky man who calls himself the "Drone Slayer" has been cleared of charges after he shot down a drone hovering over his yard last July.
Judge Rebecca Ward dismissed the case against William H. Merideth on Monday.
"I think it’s credible testimony that his drone was hovering from anywhere, for two or three times over these people’s property, that it was an invasion of their privacy and that they had the right to shoot this drone," Judge Ward told the courtroom. "And I’m going to dismiss his charge."
The drone’s owner, David Boggs, appeared stunned with the ruling.
"I’m dumbfounded. I really am," Boggs said. "I don’t think that the court looked at what really took place here. "
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