Police in North Dakota used one of the US military’s most technologically sophisticated aircraft to nab cow [rustlers] this past summer.
Cops argue that a North Dakota family stole six cows and refused to return them to their rightful owners in June. When police officials went to the home of the suspected cow thieves, three men with rifles, chased the officers off the family property.
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The drone was used to fly over the farm and determine when the suspects in the case had put their weapons down. It enabled police to arrest the suspects in the case while avoiding a potentially dangerous shoot out.
It appears that this marks one of the first arrests of a US citizen with the help of a spy drone. “We don’t use (drones) on every call out,” Bill Macki, head of the police SWAT team in Grand Forks, told the Los Angeles Times. More