If you woke up to a drone flying outside your bedroom window, how would you react? “Dirty Jobs” star Mike Rowe grabbed his shotgun. From CBS San Fransisco:
Rowe was awakened by the sound of what he thought was a bumble bee, but leapt from his bed, dressed in his “Favorite pair of non-existent pajamas,” to find a drone hovering outside his window, with an attached camera’s red light letting him know it was rolling.“Seconds later I’d pulled the Mossburg 12-gauge from under my bed and grabbed the cellphone from the bedside table,” Rowe wrote [on Facebook].
… before blasting a round into the skies over San Francisco, which Rowe realized “would be frowned on by the local constabulary,” Rowe stopped himself, hoping not to look “as crazy as Gary Busey and Nick Nolte at the nadir of their careers.”
Rowe showed tremendous restraint. Discharging a firearm in San Francisco, even under those circumstances, would probably have brought more trouble than it was worth.
As the popularity of drones rise, a reasonable defense against such privacy invasions will likely become commonplace. Discharging a firearm may be an overreaction, but remote intruders should not get away with impunity. Perhaps some type of electronic jammer like this one?