Police Deploy ‘Minority Report’ Style Robot Drones In Standoff With Ohio Man
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Mar 5, 2013
Police in a small Ohio town responded to a disturbance involving an inebriated armed man by sending in two spy drone robots. When the man shot one of the droids, he was charged with vandalism of government property.
The incident occurred in Waverly, Ohio last week when officers were called to the scene after neighbours reported hearing gunshots from inside Michael Blevins’ home. Blevins had also allegedly threatened several people, and was thought to have more firearms inside.
When the man refused to answer the door to police, WBNS 10TV news reported that they called for assistance from the Ohio Highway Patrol’s Strategic Response Team.
The response team arrived on the scene and sent in two surveillance robots; one to locate the man, and another to locate his firearms.