A man from New Jersey accidentally crashed his drone into one of New York City’s most recognizable skyscrapers.
Sean Riddle, a 27-year-old from Jersey City was flying his consumer drone in Midtown on Thursday when he accidentally crashed it into the Empire State Building’s 40th floor, the New York Times reports.
The drone then fell, landing on a ledge on the 36th floor of the building. Riddle may have gotten away with the whole thing except he really wanted his expensive drone back, so he asked the building’s security guards to help him retrieve it. You know, like one would ask their neighbor to throw back a ball that accidentally landed on their side of the fence.
According to the Times, the security guards agreed to help, but called the cops instead. Riddle was arrested a little before 8 p.m. and was charged with reckless endangerment and navigation in and over New York City.
While Riddle was waiting for
the security to retrieve his drone the cops to show up, he snapped a selfie, making this the most 2016 story ever told.