Drone operator chased, tased by ranger at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Drone operator chased, tased by ranger at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

A drone operator was chased and tased by a ranger at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park.
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The confrontation happened after park rangers say the man refused to cooperate when he was caught using a drone to video the Kilauea volcano in an area where massive crowds have been gathering at night to witness the rising lava lake.

Several people who witnessed the situation on Saturday night reached out to Hawaii News Now -- most, describing the incident as excessive and unnecessary -- but park officials say their actions were warranted to keep a crowd of hundreds safe.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So let me see if I have this right. Hundreds are standing at the edge of a lake of molten lava, and the Park Rangers think a 3 inch toy quad-copter is a danger to the crowd?!?

I agree; the rangers acted like thugs. What is wrong with allowing photographers to fly drones out over the lava to take pictures? If they lose the drone to Madam Pele, who does it hurt? Not much Aloha left in the Aloha state, at least for those in Federal Uniforms!

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