It’s not every day that unidentified flying objects fly over the home of the President of the United States.
The U.S. Secret Service apprehended a man who was flying a small drone Thursday afternoon in a park outside the White House. Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary said the drone, about the size of an iPad, was flying at about 100 feet over Lafayette Park, which is just across Pennsylvania Avenue from the north fence of the White House.
Leary said the operator was detained and asked to land the device. He said the man complied and that the officers recovered the drone in the park. The Washington Metropolitan Police Department swept the drone and declared it safe.
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Common sense would tell most people that flying a drone near the White House is a terrible idea. But then again, common sense isn’t that common these days!