Peeping drones spying on people in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS – Drone technology is moving fast, even faster than residents can rush to the window to lower the blinds.

Some St. Louis residents have seen small hobby drones outside their homes and over their backyards. They’re also discovering how little they can do to protect their privacy from airborne voyeurs.

Lorena Veresh learned to watch the skies after a scary sighting through her daughters’ bathroom window.

“They were doing their hair and heard a weird noise,” she said.

The source of the low, buzzing sound was a drone, hovering at the second-floor window.

“It hovered out there for a good little bit,” Veresh said. “Who flies a drone at 9 o’clock at night, peaking into a small window?”

Seeing that drone changed the way she felt in her own neighborhood.

“I’d like some privacy,” she said. “I don’t want to feel like I’m being barricaded in my house.”

Her neighbors told 5 On Your

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