A remote-control helicopter and camera sustained $4,000 in damage when
they were shot over a pigeon shoot in Berks County, Pennsylvania State
Protesters of the shoot at the Wing Pointe Gun Club on
Moselem Springs Road in Perry Township, Pa., were using the eight-rotor
octocopter to film the pigeon shoot when it was damaged about 3:10 p.m.
Sunday, according to a police report.
Police said they do not know
the shooter's identity. The police report labels the incident as criminal
The helicopter operator, Steve Hindi, president of Geneva,
Ill.-based Showing Animals Respect And Kindness, said he was able to bring
the helicopter down and avoid a crash but fears it may be a total loss. A
member of his animal rights group put the damage at $4,000, Hindi said.