Don’t fly your drone in front of the NYPD

Two men were arrested for flying a drone too close to a New York Police Department helicopter in New York City, but the police and the drone pilots are telling different stories.

The cops say the drone was flying 2,000 feet over a major bridge just after midnight earlier this week. The drone pilots say they weren’t flying nearly that high.

Wilkins Mendoza, 34, and Remy Castro, 23, say they were flying their DJI Phantom 2 only about 300 feet in the air when a police helicopter started pursuing the little drone. “We’re trying to get the drone away from the helicopter, and it keeps on following the drone,” Remy’s brother Jonathan told The New York Daily News. “We have video proof that we are not following him, he’s following us.”

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