Homeowner Shoots Invading Drone Out of the Sky

Apr 16, 2015

Liron Samuels

Liron Samuels is a wildlife and commercial photographer based in Israel. When he isn’t waking up at 4am to take photos of nature, he stays awake until 4am taking photos of the night skies or time lapses. You can see more of his work on his website or follow him on Facebook.

Homeowner Shoots Invading Drone Out of the Sky

Apr 16, 2015

Liron Samuels

Liron Samuels is a wildlife and commercial photographer based in Israel. When he isn’t waking up at 4am to take photos of nature, he stays awake until 4am taking photos of the night skies or time lapses. You can see more of his work on his website or follow him on Facebook.

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When Larry Breaux heard a drone flying over his California house he decided to grab his shotgun and shoot it out of the sky.

He failed to get a shot off at first and the drone tried to get away, but Breaux following it around the house and hit it with a single shot.

Claiming the drone was sent over his property in a deliberate act of harassment, suspicions have been raised that this might be a brilliant attempt to draw attention to Breaux’s failing Kickstarter campaign.

Breaux placed a sign promoting his organic lemons Kickstarter campaign at the entrance of his property, but he claims that not everybody is as excited about the project as he is.

“I get an anonymous phone call on my answering machine, ‘Hey, get rid of your eyesore sign or you won’t have any privacy’”, said Breaux, describing the events that took place prior to the appearance of the invading drone.

Once he heard the drone he grabbed the shotgun he uses to scare off coyotes and threw his cell phone to his friend to record the action.

Despite the impressive shot and the complete annihilation of the drone, the memory card survived enabling him to share the footage.

Although he says he saw and heard a figure on a nearby hill flying the drone, Breaux never found the drone operator and he hasn’t reported the harassment to the police.

So far the story seems to have all the necessary ingredients for it to go viral, and perhaps this is what caused Inside Edition to suspect this was all just a publicity stunt.

“All I can say is it’s a true story and I’ve got the raw video on my phone but not on the drone, and it’s just a freak thing that the chips survived”, said the aspiring lemon farmer, but the fact that his Kickstarter video includes drone footage of his property leaves reason to believe otherwise.

Breaux continued to deny being behind the nuisance drone and stated that he has never owned a drone.

So far his initial attempt to raise $180,000 failed miserably with just $981 pledged and, publicity stunt or not, Breaux’s current campaign doesn’t seem to be doing too well either with just $432 raised of the lowered $60,000 goal.

This could just be another part of an elaborate plan, but if Breaux was such a media mastermind I doubt he would wear the same shirt for both the Kickstarter video and the interview intended to boost it.

[via Inside Edition]

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23 responses to “Homeowner Shoots Invading Drone Out of the Sky”

  1. Jeff Soto Avatar
    Jeff Soto

    publicity stunt

  2. Tim Johnson Avatar
    Tim Johnson

    Something just doesn’t feel right about this video.

  3. Wes Jones Avatar
    Wes Jones

    I smell BS

    1. Axel Sunstrom Avatar
      Axel Sunstrom

      Your profile picture brings a new level to this comment.

  4. Rick Avatar
    Rick

    So if this is just a publicity stunt, why is DIYP being a party to it?

  5. Jason Dupree Avatar
    Jason Dupree

    Shenanigans

  6. Nguyễn Khánh Avatar
    Nguyễn Khánh

    The decent editing make it suspicious haha. And seriously? Take the sign down or i will have my 15 mins battery powered thing hover around your house all day?

  7. Tom McInerney Avatar
    Tom McInerney

    Let me investigate the memory card…..Ill find out what footage was on the card before its last flight! and where it took off from as well!

    1. Don Groggin Avatar
      Don Groggin

      And he should play the message on his answering machine. Don’t tell me he erased a threat.

  8. Kevin J Parent Avatar
    Kevin J Parent

    Just what we need – more bullets flying through the sky. Wonder where they land?

    1. chetsteadman Avatar
      chetsteadman

      shotguns don’t fire bullets…

      1. Joseph Paul Johnston II Avatar
        Joseph Paul Johnston II

        More pedantry flying through the sky.

  9. Austin Marti Avatar
    Austin Marti

    It does kind of look like he’s lying. See the head tilt.

  10. Henri Lindenhof Avatar
    Henri Lindenhof

    This is a load of rubbish.

  11. Danny Maas Avatar
    Danny Maas

    looks fake…

  12. Angry Drone User Avatar
    Angry Drone User

    This is 100% fake, the sun changes position dramatically from the drone footage to the cell phone footage, indicating the videos were recorded HOURS apart.

  13. mike Avatar
    mike

    I bet the guy is just sour.

    (Get it? Sour, Lemons? Eh?)

  14. Dustin Garrett Avatar
    Dustin Garrett

    so fake it’s embarrassing this is even getting posted…

  15. Christine Kenyon Avatar
    Christine Kenyon

    Robbie Zebleckis swan ronson

    1. Christine Kenyon Avatar
      Christine Kenyon

      but in all seriousness, if he really thinks people are buying this, he’s an idiot

    2. Robbie Zebleckis Avatar
      Robbie Zebleckis

      Lololol

    3. Robbie Zebleckis Avatar
      Robbie Zebleckis

      Itttssss reeealll

  16. Ronny Tertnes Avatar
    Ronny Tertnes

    just a fake viral ad for a failed kickstarter project, and you are helping him…