Dad shoots down drone hovering over sunbathing daughter
Jess Camp, KMGH
10:34 AM, Aug 2, 2015
LOUISVILLE, Ky -- A dad in Kentucky says he did what he had to do to protect his teen daughter's privacy. He says he noticed a drone with what looked like a camera, hovering over his daughter. So he ran inside, got his gun and shot it down.
"I didn't shoot across the road, I didn't shoot across my neighbor's fences, I shot directly into the air," William Merideth said.
That's when he says four men cam onto his property.
"They asked me, 'Are you the S-O-B that shot my drone?' and I said, 'Yes I am,'" he said. "I had my 40 mm Glock on me and they started toward me and I told them, 'If you cross my sidewalk, there's gonna be another shooting.'"
A short time later, Merideth said the police arrived.
"There were some words exchanged there about my weapon, and I was open carry – it was completely legal," he said. "Long story short, after that, they took me to jail for wanton endangerment first degree and criminal mischief...because I fired the shotgun into the air."