Tampa, Florida (AP) — A man in southern Florida will be sentenced to up to a year in federal prison for flying a drone near the Super Bowl location the day before the big game, officials said.
According to criminal accusations, West Palm Beach’s Kevin Jonathan Canti, 33, was charged on Monday for violating defense airspace.
As part of the Super Bowl LV security program, the Federal Aviation Administration issued a temporary flight restriction on Wednesday covering the area around Tampa. This is where the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs in a Sunday night championship game.
According to the complaint, FBI agents found a drone operator, Kanti, on Saturday when he saw a drone flying in downtown Tampa, a few miles from the stadium. Kanti told agents that he was a FAA-approved drone pilot and was aware of temporary flight restrictions.
When I checked the flight path of the drone, I found that I had moved near a public event related to the Super Bowl.
Canty is the second man charged with flying a drone in restricted Tampa airspace last week. Henry Alejandro Jimenez, 33, from Orlando, was arrested last Wednesday on the same charges. No connections have been reported between the two drone operators.
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