Police Chase Ends When UAV Finds Suspect

Police Chase Ends When UAV Finds SuspectThe fire and police departments of Middleton, Wis., recently put their resources together and used an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to locate a convenience-store robber on the loose.

After the 21-year-old man robbed the store and then stole a car on May 31, he was followed by police until he crashed the vehicle and then escaped on foot near a pond, the Wisconsin State Journal reports.

The Middleton Fire Department then lent the police a UAV, and the man was spotted in the water through the aerial perspective of the aircraft. According to Ars Technica, the UAV was a DJI Phantom.

The full Wisconsin State Journal coverage can be found here.


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