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Police used a drone to catch two suspects

Police used a drone to catch two suspects
photo courtesy of Corpus Christi Police Department

Since hitting the mainstream, drones have caused their fair share of headaches for police and lawmakers alike. We've seen stories about drones getting in the way of police investigations and drones as security threats, and still the laws regarding drone laws are still in their infancy.

But now, police in Texas have found a way to make drones work for them, instead of against them. The Corpus Christi Police Department used a quadcopter to watch movements of two suspects who were allegedly carrying firearms near a school.

The quadcopter drone, appropriately named "The Seeker," is made by Maxsur specifically for police and law enforcement officials. It retails for $12,000, has an average flight time of 25 minutes and is equipped with FLIR thermal imaging technology. That technology was able to guide officers on the ground to the area the suspects were hiding.

Two teenagers were apprehended and charged with evading arrest and were in possession of synthetic marijuana. Officials believe they ditched any weapons they may have had in the woods.

Better yet, the drone recorded the whole thing and the Corpus Christi Police Department released the video online. See the footage below:

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