Many people have probably heard about the domestic drone debate. Some argue that personal drones may allow others to spy on or record individuals without their knowledge. One New York man found himself in trouble after he flew a drone to a distance of within 15 feet of a hospital examination room where it was seen by patients and hospital staff. Police later took him into custody and charged him with a felony after he posted the resulting video to his Facebook page.
The man claimed that his drone, a DJI Phantom 2, was unable to see anything through the hospital's tinted windows, indicating that no filming of any of the patients took place. He has since apologized and was released from custody. He was scheduled to face the felony charges later, though the date was not specified in the report.