Police were unable to find the offending drone or its controller
A girl from the municipality of Midden-Drenthe was chased by a drone in the night from Saturday to Sunday around 01:30, reports RTV Drenthe. The police reported the attack via Facebook, saying that the drone hovered over the girl’s house.
The victim became very frightened by the chase. “It had a major impact on her sense of security,” said the police. To protect the privacy of the victim, the police are not disclosing precisely in which village in Central Drenthe the drone incident occurred.
“When colleagues arrived on the scene, the drone was quickly out of the air and could no longer trace where it had come from,” said a spokesman.
The police emphasized that this behaviour is not allowed and refers to the rules for drone use on the the Dutch national government’s website. For example, when using a drone for recreational purposes, Dutch residents may only fly a drone with a maximum weight and maximum flight height. There are also limited flight zones, limited flight times, priority rules; and privacy rules. Controllers must always be able to see the drone they are controlling, too.
Incidentally, these rules will be tightened throughout the European Union from 31 December.