TULSA, OklahomaTwo men werearrested Monday morning after a business burglary - and a short chase - by a drone.
An eyewitnesssaw the break-in happening.
That eyewitnesswas talking to a drone pilot outside The Vault, where the break-in happened, so when the suspects took off, the drone did too.
David Bell flies his drone downtown often, mainly just to get beauty shots.
"Pretty amazing little thing,"
Before today, he's never needed to chase down burglars.
He was outsidethe Vault, upstairs at what's called the
Tom Tom Room, when he and another man saw someone come out of a broken window with two bottles of scotch.
It's not the first time business owner Libby Billings has dealt with a burglar.
"Maybe they're a little drunk or need a fix, I don't know, but all three times, they've been caught because I have cameras,"
This time, the cameras were inside, and overhead.
When the burglars left the vault, they walked across thestreet to a park bench and started drinking. What they didn't know was thatthey were being followed overhead, by a drone."He's oblivious of it, never heard it I guess,"
said. "[He]went down to a park bench, sat down and started drinking the bottle of liquorhe stole." Bell
watching the live feed, the police were guided right to them.Officers arrested two men, one for public intoxication and the other for the break-in. Bell
"They were busted, but they kind of didn't believe that,"
said." What? You have a drone? Yes, we do." "Billings Billings figures the damage is about $1,000, the investment in cameras worth it to catch criminals, but the added advantage of a drone was something even she hadn't counted on.