No Charges For Man Who Crashed Drone Downtown

Brian Kelly (@brpkelly)

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – We now know who owns that drone that crashed into a St. Louis skyscraper a month ago today, and what it was doing flying through downtown.

It turns out the drone is owned by a California man who was in town for his mother’s birthday. He was taking videos and pictures of some historic downtown buildings.

He was flying the drone from the top of the garage at 7th and Olive when he lost contact with it. He tells police he knew it had crashed, but couldn’t find it.

A maintenance man found it on May 6, on a balcony on the 30th floor of the Metropolitan Square Building.

Two days later, after hearing media reports of the discovery, the man went to police.

Investigators contacted the FAA and it was determined that no laws were broken, so the drone was returned to its owner.

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