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Seattle woman startled by drone outside 26th floor window

Seattle woman startled by drone outside 26th floor window

In Seattle a woman says she felt violated when she looked out the window of her 26th story apartment and saw a drone.

Lisa Pleiss says it appeared to be equipped with cameras. She took a photo, lowered her blinds, and then called down to the concierge who called police. She says the drone only hovered in place for a few seconds then swooped down to a nearby corner where two men were carrying some video equipment.

"I kind of like hid for a second and got myself taken care of, went to grab my camera, then it swooped away super fast. Now I understand how violating it can feel when you're standing in your apartment and you don't even know who's there looking at you or potentially taking pictures of you," Pleiss said.

The man who owns the drone called Pleiss on Tuesday to apologize. He says he has a company that builds commercial drones and was flying the device for a developer who is planning a high rise office building.

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