Man Charged After Drone Hovers Outside High Rise

(CBS) – A Chicago man faces misdemeanor criminal charges after a camera-equipped drone was seen hovering outside a residential high rise.

A 52-year-old woman observed the drone flying outside the 42nd floor of a condo tower in the 500 block of North Lake Shore Drive around 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Chicago police tell CBS 2.

drone Man Charged After Drone Hovers Outside High Rise

A Chicago man was charged after a drone with a camera was observed hovering outside this Chicago high rise. (CBS)

The device had a camera attached to it and was “hovering in the area for a long period of time, without consent from building management,” police say.

Amit Kleiman, 31, attempted to recover the drone when it landed on the third floor, police say.

He was taken into custody and charged with one count each of criminal trespass; reckless conduct; and breach of peace. Kleiman was also charged with two counts of having a small  unmanned aircraft, police say.

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