Do you suspect your partner is cheating? Have you tried stalking them with a drone? Apparently more people are using the unmanned aerial vehicles to catch their partners in the act of infidelity, says California Certified Family Law Specialist Peter Walzer. Walzer said so many people are using drones for personal use that states and the federal government have had to put new laws in place to regulate them.
Among other regulations (like, they can't fly faster than 100 mph), the new rules prevent drones from being used to spy on strangers. Also, using a drone to track someone without their knowledge is considered stalking and is illegal in most states.
But like so many laws, this one is getting broken a whole lot, apparently. Because desperate and/or masochistic people are dying to catch their spouses in the act.
“One lady hired a private investigator to fly a drone over Central Park to spy on her cheating husband,” said Walzer.
But before you go to Drones R Us to get one of these Creeper Busters for yourself, keep in mind there are a few downsides:
1) Drones have a limited range, so the cheating would have to be happening very close by. ("Honey, if you're going to cheat, can you make sure to do it on this block?")
2. They're super loud, like a weed whacker. So your cheating spouse might be like "WTF IS THAT NOISE?" and then you'll have to explain why you set a drone on him or her in the first place.
3. That whole legality issue. “Whether the person uses the drone or hires someone to operate it, they may be breaking state and federal law,” says Walzer. “In addition, they may subject themselves to restraining orders that have serious consequences.”
WORTH IT. Sorry, but this is the coolest way to catch someone cheating ever.