One Colorado town has decided to strike back against the attack of the drones, and if you're one of those who succeed, you have a crisp $100 bill waiting for you.
Deer Trail, Colo., has drafted an ordinance—which the town's board wlll consider on Aug. 6—that will let people claim a drone bounty by getting a permit, and once they shoot down the literal eye in the sky, they'll have to bring in evidence of the unmanned aircraft that shows markings consistent with drones used by the U.S. government. If everything passes, they'll get their $100 prize. Sounds easy enough, right? "We do not want drones in town," said Philip Steel, a Deer Trail resident. "They fly in town, they get shot down."
But, if you're thinking about moving to Deer Trail to do some inglorious drone huntin', you may want to do some readin' first: destroying government property is a felony, and if the damage exceeds a $1,000, it can land you in prison for up to 10 years. Yikes.