Of all the things drones have crashed into since they became popular, Seattle's Space Needle is ranked as one of the most impressive. The iconic symbol stands at a whopping 605 feet tall.
However, it's not the first time this has happened.
"It looks like the drone tractor beam we installed on the Space Needle is working. This is the third time we've recovered a drone on our property," said Space Needle CEO Ron Sevart in a statement to CNN.
The video below shows the drone hovering around the Space Needle before crashing into it around the 2:22 mark:
Workers atop the structure seem initially dumbfounded by the drone. The footage was captured on New Year's Eve. Space Needle Management tried to file a report with the Federal Aviation Administration, but they were told to report the incident to local police.
Now, the city of Seattle may file a reckless endangerment against the drone's owner, which can be found through the drone's serial number, CNN reports, although Seattle authorities are still investigating.
Those charges may result in nearly a year in jail and $5,000 in fees.
That's a pretty steep price to pay for showing off, and one that is — quite frankly — not at all worth it.
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