Drone Helicopter Gets Lodged In Statue Atop Courthouse

MARION, Ohio - A 7-pound remote control helicopter got stuck in the arms of a statue atop of the Marion County Courthouse.

The Marion Star reported that Terry Cline, an independent visual communications producer, director and writer, was flying the camera-equipped drone to take pictures of the Marion County Courthouse for a special project.

He told the paper that the drone caught a breeze and lost control.

“I’m amazed it ended up where it is,” he told the Marion Star.

Marion officials said they were leaving it up to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office as to how to get the drone down.

A county commissioner said that they did not know of anyone who had given Cline the authority to fly the drone.

County Prosecutor Brent Yager said that he did not think there were any violations other than vandalism if the statue is damaged.

City and county officials, along with Cline, have yet to figure out how they are going to remove the drone, which sits more than 100 feet over the road.

The paper reported that the city’s fire ladder only extends to 85 feet.

Despite the issues, Cline said the situation was fairly laughable.

“All things considered, this is pretty funny,” Cline said.

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