Pennsylvania woman ordered to pay $600 for downing neighbor's drone by hurling gravel at it
HARWICK, Pa. – A western Pennsylvania woman has been ordered to pay $600 for hurling driveway gravel at her next-door neighbor's drone.
Mark Shock says he was finishing up a flight in Harwick on Aug. 30 when Martina Wlodarski hurled a stone and hit the remote-controlled aircraft.
A video shows the drone going haywire after being hit. Shock says two blades flew off and nearly hit him in the face.
Wlodarski says she was frightened by the 3.5-pound aircraft and acted in self-defense.
Criminal mischief charges were dropped on Monday as the neighbors agreed that Wlodarski would pay Shock restitution.