Man Charged With Spying On Patients By Drone


A 49-year-old Hudson Valley man faces an unlawful surveillance charge for flying a personal drone outside the windows of a medical building, shooting video.

David Beesmer was arrested Tuesday evening outside medical offices in the town of Ulster after he flew the drone close to fourth-floor windows where patients were examined.

Beesmer posted an overall aerial shot of the building online; the windows are dark-tinted. He admitted that he “made a huge error in judgment” but said he only shot the video to promote the new facility.