June 25, 2014 9:00 am -

Hubsan-X4-H107C-4CH-With-Camera-Mini-Drone-RC-Quadcopter-Helicopter-vs-V959Now this is just plain rube, not to mention perverted and creepy:

A high-tech Peeping Tom terrified a Seattle woman getting dressed in her apartment.

Lisa Pleiss spotted the drone just before 8 a.m. Sunday and reported it to her concierge, who called Seattle police.

“It was freaky,” she said. “You don’t expect to be walking around indecent in your apartment and have this thing out there potentially recording you.”

When Pleiss grabbed her camera to a take a picture, she said the drone seemed to react.

“It, like, swooped out of frame immediately, really quickly,” she said, “which made me think they were looking at me because they were reacting to my actions.”

Pleiss lives on the 26th floor of her building, which is in downtown Seattle at the corner of Terry Avenue and Stewart Street. She she’s never had to worry about someone looking through window before. She called down to her concierge, who spotted two men operating the drone.

This is not the first case of a drone spying on a Seattle woman, as we read last year in The Atlantic:

The Capitol Hill Seattle Blog is reporting a complaint it received from a resident in the Miller Park neighborhood. She writes:

This afternoon, a stranger set an aerial drone into flight over my yard and beside my house near Miller Playfield. I initially mistook its noisy buzzing for a weed-whacker on this warm spring day. After several minutes, I looked out my third-story window to see a drone hovering a few feet away. My husband went to talk to the man on the sidewalk outside our home who was operating the drone with a remote control, to ask him to not fly his drone near our home. The man insisted that it is legal for him to fly an aerial drone over our yard and adjacent to our windows. He noted that the drone has a camera, which transmits images he viewed through a set of glasses. He purported to be doing “research”. We are extremely concerned, as he could very easily be a criminal who plans to break into our house or a peeping-tom.

The site adds, “The woman tells us she called police but they decided not to show up when the man left.”

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

No responses to Peeping Tom Uses Drone To Stalk Woman on 26th Floor

  1. fahvel June 25th, 2014 at 9:40 am

    this guy is an amateur – imagine what the pros are doing and have done and will do!

  2. Tom Ward June 25th, 2014 at 11:17 am

    This makes me sick. This is going to get a hell of a lot more common and a hell of a lot more pervasive very quickly, folks.Time to invest in anti-drone weaponry. I will not hesitate to shoot these things down, and if I need to illegally buy a signal jammer to prevent these things from recording me in the act then that’s what I’ll do. Sorry, I have absolutely no sympathy for private citizens’ or the US gov’s expensive spying equipment.

  3. Stan Ubeki June 25th, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Crowd brings down drone outside Staples Center. I read that the guy with the big white skateboard smashed it to pieces.

    • Guest June 25th, 2014 at 11:32 am

      Crowd brings down drone outside Staples Center

    • Tom Ward June 25th, 2014 at 11:38 am