Minnesota officials are investigating after a drone drops a bag of candy near children

BENTON COUNTY, Minn. — Minnesota officials are investigating after a drone dropped a bag of candy near some children on Monday.

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According to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office, at around 6 p.m. on Monday, deputies responded to a call about some suspicious activity at the former King’s Inn property.

A woman told them that she was out fishing with five children near the shore in the area when a drone flew up, hovered, flew away and then came back to drop a bag of candy near the children, according to KSTP.

Witnesses in the area told deputies they saw a black SUV parked in the northern area of the property and it quickly took off after the drone returned with the candy, according to KSTP.

On Wednesday, deputies said they have identified a person of interest and said that the incident was an ill-conceived effort to obtain footage for use on a social media platform rather than an attempt to engage in criminal activity.” No further information has been released.


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