Criminal drones are no match for the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. They recently tested out their own drone carrying a large net for entangling the bad guys.
In the test, a six-propeller police drone carried a net into the air that was nearly 10 by 7 feet in size. It successfully snagged a smaller drone. The test is part of the Metropolitan Police Department's plan to deploy crime-fighting drones that patrol key areas in the capital.
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This might look like a cartoon come to life, but criminal drones are no laughing matter in Japan. News outlets have been quick to point out an incident last April when a drone carrying radioactive material landed right on the prime minister's helipad.
The amount wasn't enough to do much harm, but it was enough to prompt better defense against this kind of attack.
"Terrorist attacks using drones carrying explosives are a possibility," a senior member of the police department's Security Bureau told the Asahi Shimbun news site. "We hope to defend the nation's functions with the worst-case scenario in mind." Watch the drone video below.