When you fly a drone with a camera past the Space Needle, it turns out you can capture some pretty amazing imagery. On Tuesday, an Amazon employee who was visiting Seattle from out of state flew his drone close to the landmark and later posted the footage on YouTube. The drone owner actually wound up with police showing up at the hotel room from where he launched the drone. As detailed in the Seattle Police Department blog, the man told police that the drone did not hit the Space Needle as some thought.



Police came knocking on an Amazon employee’s hotel door on Thursday after he used his drone to capture video of the Space Needle in Seattle, Washington, and gave him a “crash course” in Seattle’s history with drones

According to some reports, the drone crashed into the needle, but the video doesn’t show evidence of that, and neither does any part of the building. Police identified the Amazon employee after being notified about the drone by Space Needle security, but neither party seemed too concerned by the incident

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.@space_needle still standing after reported drone strike: http://t.co/nGYBpvlXnH

— Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) July 24, 2014 Read more…

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Complaining about a flight on Twitter has become common practice for frequent travelers, but for one Minneapolis man a tweet did more than get a response from the airline on social media.

He was asked to leave the plane — before eventually being allowed to re-board.

Duff Watson had priority status to board Southwest Airlines flight 2347 from Denver to Minneapolis on Sunday. At the gate, his two children were not allowed to join him in boarding early.

He tweeted about it: “Something to the effect of, ‘Wow, rudest agent in Denver. Kimberly S, gate C39, not happy @SWA,’” he told the local CBS station. Read more…

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