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RCGroups.com Interviews Assaulted Quad Pilot

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RCGroups.com interviewed the quad pilot was that was recently assaulted by a women at a public beach for shooting aerial video.

Recently an RCGroups user was flying his quad at Hammonasset Beach in Madison, CT. He flew out his four lipos and was packing up when he was approached by a woman. She said she was on the phone with the police and tried to take his batteries. She was upset that the pilot had been shooting aerial footage. It was at that point the pilot started recording the incident with his phone. It was a good thing he did, because the next thing RCGroups user Hogwit1 knew the woman was attacking him. She pummeled him to the ground and stopped only when she received a phone call. The man called the police, and thanks to his video the woman has to go to court. The video went viral and the term "drone" was thrown around by the news agencies.

I contacted Hogwit1 via Skype, and we talked about the incident:

Click here to download the interview.

Video shot from that quad:

Hammonasset Quadcopter (4 min 54 sec)

Video of the attack:

Quadcopter Pilot Assaulted at Hammonasset Beach (Warning: Strong Language) (2 min 15 sec)

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Old Jun 11, 2014, 08:18 PM
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A crowd fund is established to prosecute her I read

I don't know where link is I'm sure someone w post it
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Old Jun 11, 2014, 08:33 PM
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Just wow. I'm always shocked that people believe in their "right to privacy" when out in public! I have a friend who is a fellow RCG user who was in major trouble and even arrested from flying his quad at an accident scene, luckily his gopro was still recording on the ground during the interaction with the police to back up his story. He was facing felonies before the lawyers issued the gopro footage to the courts.
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Old Jun 11, 2014, 08:51 PM
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WOW. Some poor Ba$!@rd is married to that.
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Old Jun 11, 2014, 09:14 PM
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Liberals !
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Old Jun 11, 2014, 09:27 PM
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Imagine the turnout if he had not been filming the scuffle? SMH
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Old Jun 11, 2014, 09:41 PM
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"Liberals!"

You could put bank on that call.
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Old Jun 11, 2014, 10:06 PM
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WOW! Can Somebody say anger management? You know im pretty sure that they build places for people like her to live. Its called jail.
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Old Jun 11, 2014, 10:19 PM
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"Liberals!"

You could put bank on that call.
Ummm... no. Sounds more like an anti-surveillance freak.

ps. you have a weird mishmash of libertarians and liberals who are freaking out about UASs

http://washingtonexaminer.com/left-a...rticle/2543848
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Old Jun 11, 2014, 10:23 PM
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this is what happens when public always think negative about new technology...
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Old Jun 11, 2014, 10:34 PM
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I totally saw nipple!
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Old Jun 11, 2014, 10:37 PM
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Good name Creepy1! Thats like a 15 year old boy lol. Good name. That was a little too easy I couldn't hold back
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Old Jun 11, 2014, 10:40 PM
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I totally saw nipple!
When! Do share!
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Old Jun 11, 2014, 10:40 PM
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This chicks psychotic. I'd get a restraining order against her, that will stay on her record for a while!
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Old Jun 11, 2014, 10:41 PM
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Good name Creepy1! Thats like a 15 year old boy lol. Good name
I kid I kid! Come on man! On another note, All I keep thinking is nobody wants to know where those fingers have been!
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