Man Tells Cops That His Drone Helicopter Was Stripped Following Florida Crash

A man operating a drone helicopter over his Florida neighborhood called cops to complain that a GoPro camera was stripped from the model aircraft after it crashed during a flight.

Lester Lechleitner, 28, told police that he was “flying his drone helicopter around” his Bradenton neighborhood Friday night when “he saw it start to fall from the sky and land on the street,” according to a police report.

When Lechleitner arrived at the crash scene, a GoPro camera that had been mounted to the helicopter was missing. Lechleitner told a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy that he suspected a neighbor pinched the camera, since he spotted the man “walking back towards his house suspiciously.”

The neighbor gave cops permission to “look around his house,” but an investigator did not find the camera.