Shotgun-Toting New Jersey Man Shoots Down Man's Drone: Police

A man with a shotgun took matters into his own hands to bring down a drone flying over his neighbor’s home, according to police along the Jersey Shore.

Lower Township Police said they received a call Friday around 5:30 p.m. from the drone’s owner, who said he was flying the device over his friend’s home along the 1000 block of Seashore Drive in Lower Township, Cape May County, to gather some aerial photographs of construction being done at the home when the drone suddenly went down.

Right before the man lost control of his drone, he heard what sounded like several gunshot blasts, said investigators.

When he recovered the drone, the owner found several holes in the device, police said.

When police arrived, the victim pointed them in the direction of where he heard the blasts. Police then went to 32-year-old Russell Percenti’s home.

There, officers found the shotgun used to shoot down the drone, police said. Police didn’t say why Percenti, a waiter at a local eatery, allegedly pulled the trigger.

Percenti posted $250 in bail after being arraigned on criminal mischief and weapons charges.

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