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Fisherman Snags Drone In Flight (Video)

| by Amanda Andrade-Rhoades

A man fishing off of Pacific Beach in San Diego, California, was probably looking to hook a fish when he set up his reel, but he wound up catching something other than dinner (video below).

The fisherman intentionally hooked a drone owned by Tice Ledbetter, who was shooting aerial footage of the surrounding area, Mashable reported.

“What a jerk! Gotta admit though, that cast was spot on!” Ledbetter wrote in the description of his video, which has garnered more than 2 million views.

Ledbetter managed to fly his drone into a safe landing about half a mile away from the pier, where he untangled fishing line from one of the  quadcopter’s rotor, Gizmodo reported.

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Although the drone managed to get away, it’s not clear if anyone broke the law. A San Diego city ordinance makes it a misdemeanor to fly an unmanned glider over public property without a permit, but it's not clear if that law applies to drones. 

Sources: Gizmodo, Mashable / Photo credit: Screenshot via YouTube