Kenosha man offers drone in search for Andrew Obregon
Every time authorities have cornered Obregon, he's managed to outrun them and disappear In a cornfield. Something Adam Andrews says wouldn't be possible if a drone was involved.
"They're faster, run wider, are safer and cheaper than manned aircraft," he said.
In this video put together by Andrews you can see a how "suspect" hiding in a cornfield is quite visible from the air.
"We can fly literally a foot over the cornstalks and not disturb any of the vegetation or really bother anybody either," he said.
During two pursuits, suspect Andrew Obregon has lost authorities by ducking into a cornfield which doesn't surprise Andrews.
"If we were to walk 5-6 feet into this cornfield we'd disappear," he said.
Andrews says a ground search in these cornstalks is more dangerous than the public realizes.
"It becomes a safety factor. People don't realize K-9's can cost a department $30-50,000 and they don't want to throw them or an officer into harms way," he said.
Which is why he's offering up his drone.
"We fly low and slow, go back and forth and take pictures and video and if we don't see it live we can go back and examine the images on an HD monitor," he said.
It's quieter & cheaper than a helicopter.
But just as high tech; able to use thermal imaging at night.
"It knows the difference between the temperature of a cornstalk & human. The human shows up as a brighter color. They'll pop out like a sore thumb," he said.
Andrews is offering his service free to law enforcement because like he rest of his community, he wants Obregon safely caught.
Law enforcement has used a helicopter to search for Obregon but has had no luck.
Andrews says he's willing to offer his services to find Obregon for free.