NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A New York City teacher is facing charges Friday after crashing a drone into an empty section of seats at the US Open the night before.
Daniel Verley, 26, is charged with reckless endangerment and operating a drone in a New York City public park outside of a prescribed area.
The incident happened right in the middle of the match between Flavia Pennetta of Italy and Monica Niculescu of Romania, CBS2’s Sonia Rincon reported.
The drone buzzed over the court in Louis Armstrong Stadium at around 8:30 p.m. Thursday before crashing into the seats and breaking.
Luckily the seats were empty and no one was hurt. Play was paused as the NYPD and FDNY investigated, Rincon reported.