It was supposed to be a big day for the men and women at the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office. The police force north of Houston, Texas are the first department south of the border with its own $300,000 aerial drone and they had everything set for one heck of a debut. But the high-priced machine was far from impressive in its first test run.
A report from The Examiner sets the scene:
"As the sheriff's SWAT team suited up with lots of firepower and their armored vehicle known as the "Bearcat," a prototype drone from Vanguard Defense Industries took off for pictures of all the police action. It was basically a photo opportunity, according to those in attendance."
A combat vehicle and "lots of fire power?" Sounds like a shot from the set of The Expendables 2. It's just too bad they didn't put as much preparation into the camera as they did the contrived scenery.
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