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Man shoots down 13-year-old's drone in Norfolk County: Police

A 13-year-old’s drone will need some repairs after it was shot down in mid-air over his family’s property in Norfolk County, police say.

An 18-year-old man from Norfolk County has been charged with mischief under $5,000

Police say a teenager's drone was shot down in Norfolk County on Monday. (CBC)

A 13-year-old's drone will need some repairs after it was shot down in mid-air over his family's property in Norfolk County, police say.

OPP say it happened at a home on Highway 59 around 7:52 p.m. Monday.

Police say that the teen was flying his drone around his family's home when it suddenly spun out of control and landed on a neighbouring property.

Police say the drone was shot down.

"I've been on the job for 20 years, and this is a first for me, where someone has actually taken a firearm and discharged it and struck an unmanned aerial system," said OPP Const. Ed Sanchuk.

"It's to the point where it's a real safety issue as well."

An 18-year-old man from Norfolk County has been charged with mischief under $5,000.

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