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Man is charged with assaulting park ranger after being scolded for flying drone in a restricted area

Man, 24, is charged with reversing his car into a park ranger after being scolded for flying his drone in a restricted area on Sydney’s northern beaches

  • A 24-year-old man was charged with assaulting a park ranger in a Sydney park 
  • The man was allegedly flying a drone at Davidson Park in northern beaches area
  • Words were exchanged and it’s alleged the man reversed his car into the ranger 

A Queensland man has been charged with assaulting a park ranger after he was caught flying a drone in a restricted Sydney park.

The 24-year-old man was flying his drone at Davidson Park on the northern beaches on Sunday when he was approached by another man.

The 64-year-old witness told him drones are not allowed in the park, but the accused ignored his warnings. 

When the older man warned him the offense carried a $300 fine, the accused allegedly said he had plenty of money and ‘didn’t care about the rules’, The Daily Telegraph reported. 

A Queensland man has been charged with assaulting a park ranger after he was caught flying a drone in a restricted Sydney park (stock photo)

When the park ranger arrived minutes later, the altercation allegedly became physical.  

The 24-year-old allegedly became aggressive toward the ranger, who asked the accused for his name and address.

The young man refused and tried to leave the park, but when he got into his white Volkswagen Golf the ranger stood behind the car to get a photo of his number plate. 

The accused then allegedly reversed his car into the ranger, before climbing out of the door and trying to take his phone away. 

Witnesses to the alleged assault ran to the ranger’s aid and the accused fled in his car, beeping his horn as he did so. 

The man has since been charged with assault and will appear in court at a date yet to be released.  

The 24-year-old man was allegedly flying his drone at Davidson Park (pictured) in the Sydney northern beaches area

The 24-year-old man was allegedly flying his drone at Davidson Park (pictured) in the Sydney northern beaches area

 

 

 

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