Raney said on Facebook he was sharpening his chainsaw on his 40-acre homestead when he heard buzzing and saw a drone overhead. The drone hovered about 100 feet directly above him and his cabin, then came closer, he wrote.
Raney went to grab a gun because “maybe that would get their attention,” he wrote. But after he couldn’t find the key to his front door, he instead began walking the long distance to his truck. The drone tracked him about 1,000 feet as he walked to the truck and then it disappeared, he wrote.
Up the road, Raney found two men he didn’t know — Pursley and his father-in-law, it turns out — landing a drone. They repeatedly denied filming him, and Raney called Alaska State Troopers and reported the situation, he wrote.