Drone spotted hovering outside bedroom window

Posted at 11:35 PM, Nov 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-17 02:36:05-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A woman in Ocean Beach is wondering what a man is doing in her neighborhood near Point Loma Avenue and Santa Barbara Street after she has spotted him flying his drone near her bedroom window. 

Cheyenne Messig says she first noticed it a few days ago, in the middle of the night. 

“I went to bed, I fell asleep and I woke up to some lights flashing in my window, like red and green lights,” Messig said. "I saw it fly by a handful of times and I figured out oh it must be a drone.”

She saw the same drone Wednesday afternoon doing the same thing. 

“There’s  no reason for him to be outside my window in the middle of the night, that was the difference, daytime, whatever, but I don’t know what you’re trying to see in the middle of the night,” she said. 

Messig was able to snap a picture of him before he saw her and ran away. 

Others neighbors say they have noticed the same thing happening around their homes and are concerned.

“I definitely have been keeping my drapes shut since then which is a bummer because I love looking out my bedroom at the ocean view,” Messig said. 

She did not file a police report because she can't be sure of his intent but still wants to warn the community. 

“My experience with drones are for photography purposes, so I would have understood if it was daytime at the beach or something," Messig said. "And we do live in a beautiful part of town but he wasn’t flying in a way that you could see ocean, he was flying in a way that he could see in people’s windows, so that’s why I was pretty creeped out by it and thought it was pretty out of the ordinary.” 

Experts say you can report drones to the FAA if you believe they are violating state privacy laws.