The Secret Service stopped a man who briefly flew a drone near the president’s motorcade Monday as the president and his friends were returning from golf at the Mid-Pacific Country Club.
News media pool video, shows the presidential motorcade leaving, followed by what appears to be an agent talking to the man and the drone on a bench next to him. The pool video continues with a brief glimpse of the president’s golf game.
In a written statement, the Secret Service said the man was “completely unaware that the Presidential motorcade would be transiting the area of operation and immediately complied with law enforcement requests to cease and desist. No charges were filed.”
The FAA issued flight restrictions for the area around Kailua, where the president is staying during his vacation, that includes no flying of drones.
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Maybe the Star Advertiser could allow us to READ this story instead having an ad block it so it cannot be read.
The SA is so unprofessional and embarrassingly amateurish.
Worse yet the ad is for their own book sale. Unreal.
Just click on the ad. The SA needs the revenue.
Yep. Has anyone EVER been influenced to buy a Kia after coming to this site to read news articles? EVER??!!
Albert Einstein lives in Lanikai!
btaim. Talk about using the lowest bidder system?
So does Caper the friendly ghost live in Lanikai. Lani for heaven. Kai for water.
Before the President arrived for his vacation the nightly news mentioned that for the duration of his stay the island of Oahu is a “no fly zone for drones”. Guess this guy doesn’t watch the news?
Or check for any restrictions on where he intended to do his antics?
Maybe an ad was blocking it & he couldn’t see it.
Reading the SA is better than watching the news on TV.
I suspect the guys news sources are MSNBC, CNN, CBS, ABC, Dan Rather, Candy Crawley, Brian Williams.
he didn’t get the drone till after christmas.
ban the individual use of drones. These unnecessary flying bores are a danger. Watch for some disaster to happen.
Wow, now I can see why it is costing millions of dollars so the president can have his Christmas vacation here.
Take a breath.
Staying at aomohos’s house would save us some money.
Called SA they may move the ad by tomorrow.
At least have a ribbon sign on the drone welcoming the President of his stay here.
Take his toy away. Too dumb to fly a drone anyways. let him get away and soon drones be buzzing the POTUS like flies.
I thought the information that I read via SA and saw on TV news was pretty clear and straightforward. Do not fly drones around the President of the US. I get that. Brah, by the way, don’t argue with a member of the President’s personal protection detail. Just don’t.
That SS guy is chunkier than the local. Looks like he’s already been to too many luaus.
Yes, the SS agent has a pretty big opu. No fitness requirements need to be maintained as an SS agent?