Police Arrest Teen Gun-Firing Drone Maker

Nathan S
by Nathan S

According to the Associated Free Press, the teenager who built the infamous “flying gun” video (that we even posted here about) has been arrested and released on a $20,000 bond. The arrest is on unrelated charges to the drone.

Austin Haughwout was charged with assault and interfering with a police officer after being asked to turn himself in on an outstanding warranty. “Police said he refused to submit to arrest and that he kicked at two officers ‘repeatedly'”.

Assault with injury is typically considered a felony, which if convicted, would prohibit Austin from any future gun drones.

The video of the drone has crested 3 million views and on Tuesday July, July 21st, the Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the footage for any violations. This story also made the ABC national news last week.

Nathan S
Nathan S

One of TFB's resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR's, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.

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