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Drone Crashes In Brighton Man’s Backyard

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BRIGHTON, Colo. (CBS4)- A drone crashed into a Brighton man’s backyard and now the homeowner wants answers.

George Ray said the drone had a GoPro camera mounted on it and was videotaping over his property located off Interstate 76 near 136th Ave. early this morning.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

Ray said he heard a strange sound outside his bathroom, “All I could hear was a ‘Beep, beep, beep.”

When he looked outside he saw a drone with a camera.

“What dummy would be flying around a drone at 3:30, 3:45 in the morning? It doesn’t make sense,” said Ray.

Shortly after the drone made an unexpected landing, “This is where it landed at. Apparently it crashed right here, fell to the ground.”

George Ray shows CBS4's Suzanne McCarroll where the drone was flying before it crashed (credit: CBS)

George Ray shows CBS4’s Suzanne McCarroll where the drone was flying before it crashed (credit: CBS)

Ray took his own video of the drone after it crashed. But why it was flying over his property in the first place remains a mystery.

He said his daily activities are not something anyone would be at all interested in recording, “I’m just a working dude, mowing the lawn, working around the yard.”

Ray handed over the drone and camera to the Adams County Sheriff’s Office. Although what happened is not a crime, it is considered out of the ordinary.

Deputies said the wandering drone has been returned to a very embarrassed owner who lost control of the drone. The drone had his name and phone number on it.

Ironically, Ray works for a company that makes drones for government use.

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