Merideth explained: “I didn’t shoot across the road, I didn’t shoot across my neighbour’s fences, I shot directly into the air… I had my 40mm Glock on me and they started toward me and I told them, ‘If you cross my sidewalk, there’s gonna be another shooting.'”
Although no additional shooting took place, Meredith was arrested endangerment and criminal mischief. According to a local ordinance it is not allowed to shoot a gun off in the city. According to a FAA spokesman: “Shooting at aircraft poses a significant safety hazard. An unmanned aircraft hit by gunfire could crash, causing damage to persons or property on the ground, or it could collide with other objects in the air. Shooting at an unmanned aircraft could result in criminal or civil charges”. The man however believes it was his right to shoot the drone. Merideth has a six-foot privacy fence surrounding his home and he had the expectation of privacy. One of his teen daughter (he has two) was sunbathing at the time and for all the man knew the owner of the drone could have been looking for something to steal.