Drone-Sparked Beat Down in Madison Caught on Video

Woman thought the teen was filming women on the beach

(Courtesy of LiveLeak)
(Courtesy of LiveLeak)

One woman took it upon herself to defend beachgoers' privacy, after she noticed a 17-year-old teen piloting a remote-controlled camera-carrying drone.

Andrea Mears, 23, of Westbrook, believed the pilot was taking pictures of women on the public beach. She called the police but then attacked the drone pilot before authorities arrived. The drone pilot videoed the incident with his cell phone.

Mears was arrested on suspicion of third-degree assault and disturbing the peace, according to PIX11. The beat-down took place May 12 at Hammonassett State Park in Madison, but the video was posted Sunday on LiveLeak.

Mears can be seen on the video striking and yelling at the drone pilot, who called for help and asked bystanders to call the police. Mears was arraigned in Superior Court on May 28, according to WFSB 3 TV.

Richard Todte June 15, 2014 at 08:32 AM
Fred Herring June 15, 2014 at 08:20 PM
they couldnt fit the word 'bully' into the article?
CTMom June 15, 2014 at 11:27 PM
I have got to give a huge amount of credit to that kid for keeping his cool & not beating the shit out of that maniac bully bitch!
Gerald M. Gaynor July 08, 2014 at 07:59 AM
Hopefully this thug will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law and banned from all Connecticut State Parks. We don't need bullies and vigilantes attacking people at the beach or any other State Park where families gather.
joseph esposito July 08, 2014 at 07:59 PM
Unfortunately, wo=MEN are not seen as bullies, even though many of them are! Google: You don't want to piss her off" Youtube, kids; mixed wrestling, and you will not only see fe=MALE bullies, but the fact that they can sexually assault boys on youtube, without consequences!


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