MADISON, Conn. -- A Connecticut woman faces third-degree assault charge after police say she attacked a 17-year-old who was flying a drone over the beach at Hammonasset Beach State Park.
Andrea Mears, 23, was charged May 12 after a confrontation at the beach. State Environmental Conservation Police released her on her a promise to appear in court. She is due back in Superior Court in New Haven June 19, reported FOXCT.com.
A video purportedly showing the assault was posted to YouTube and LiveLeak this weekend. The video, which Austin Haughwout said he took with his phone, shows a woman pulling on the neck of his shirt and clawing at his face while swearing at him and calling him a “little pervert.”
Haughwout said he was flying his radio-controlled quadcopter over the beach. Because of the altitude at which the craft was flying, any people captured on video were too small to see clearly, he said.