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VIDEO: What was the deal with the drone at the Diamondbacks-Padres game?

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Posted at 11:24 AM, May 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-22 14:24:55-04

As it turns out, the fan who possibly cost his team some runs during Sunday's game between the Diamondbacks and Padres in San Diego only made the second dumbest move of the day.

In the top of the seventh inning of the D-backs' 5-1 loss, TV cameras noticed something odd flying around Petco Park. It turned out to be a drone that briefly hovered over the stadium, then came down quickly and nearly crash-landed into spectators in the bleachers.

According to droningon.co, the drone in question is a GoPro Karma drone, which retails for roughly $1,100.

"Karma was recalled shortly after multiple reports of unexpected crashing, caused by a battery design fault," droningon.com reported. "The drone was relaunched six months later with minor redesign bust still lacking pilot aides such as obstacle avoidance sensors." 

After the game, a Major League Baseball spokesperson made it clear that drones are prohibited at all MLB ballpark, and MLB has contacted local authorities to investigate the incident.

So yeah, flying (and crashing) a drone at Petco Park definitely NOT a good idea -- and hopefully the authorities will identify and charge the individual who decided it was.