Peeping Tom Uses Drone To Stalk Woman on 26th Floor
Now 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.”