It wasn’t a UFO — or bird, or plane — stalking the skies over northern New Jersey Tuesday night.
The unidentified flying object was actually a police drone being used to search for two suspects who robbed a Home Depot, according to the Township of Union Police Department.
Police received a 911 call around 5:49 p.m. Tuesday and reported that the suspects fled with stolen merchandise after one of them pulled a knife on a store loss prevention employee, the department wrote on Facebook.
The Home Depot employee observed the suspects get into a Lexus and try to flee the scene.
The suspects attempted to allude a marked police car that followed it and abandoned the vehicle after striking the curb twice near the entrance to the Garden State Parkway, according to authorities.
Union Police Sgt. Dan Hanselmann was able to tackle the driver and took him into the custody,