Mystery drone crashes into Edmond home

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EDMOND, Okla. -- They can provide a beautiful bird's eye view. But for some, drones have become an invasion of privacy.

There is a new concern for parents, like Julie Bargas.

"We have to look up now. You think you know what's safe. And something like this, so it's never good."

Bargas is worried because a drone, equipped with a high end Go Pro camera, was discovered on a neighbor's roof.

"They lost control of it and it just crashed. It happened to be on our roof," Keith Boyd said.

Keith Boyd's wife found the drone and quickly called Edmond police.

"Technology makes peeping Tom a lot easier. You have different ways of being a peeping Tom," Spokesperson Jenny Monroe told NewsChannel 4.

State Senator Ralph Shortey authored a bill aimed at protecting your property and privacy. He said, "You have the ability to damage it, destroy it, whatever you need if you don't want it on your property." The bill is getting little support.

And police are reviewing the camera to see if anything illegal or inappropriate was recorded.

"I would be curious to know what was on that camera. I would be interested to know. To see what they were doing," Boyd said.

Authorities say it could be completely harmless, just an accident.

But in a time when "big brother" seem to always be watching, folks here can't help but be nervous.

"With the new technology who knows what they can do. We're talking about drones at the White House. It's a whole new world," Boyd said.

Police won't know if a crime has been committed until they review the camera. There are no city ordinances in Edmond, prohibiting drones for recreation use.

 

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