WLS investigative reporter Chuck Goudie tweeted a shot of a downed drone that had possibly been hovering around the Chicago ABC owned station offices Monday. He also posted the pics to his facebook page.
— ChuckGoudie (@ChuckGoudieABC7) April 20, 2015
Goudie told TVSpy he didn’t see the drone in flight and added there’s a rumor the owner is asking WLS security about its safe return.
As far as any rival station subterfuge going on, Goudie said, “If it was indeed one of our competitors I presume they would have plastered it with a logo such as Drone5HD or CBS2WhirlyView. There is no logo.”
Goudie then explored a possible political motive saying, with tongue firmly planted in cheek, “Because of that some I-Team members have speculated it is Mayor Emanuel trying to get an edge on the next City Hall scandal. Had it hovered outside our window there would have been a clear view of our storyboard.”