Midnight drone worries Del Mar residents

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DEL MAR, Calif . -- A mysterious drone has been lighting up the midnight sky in Del Mar for the past few weeks, prompting some residents to worry about their privacy.

“I just look out my window and there it is, flying like a ball of fire right at me,” said resident Eunjee Viscardi .

The drone has been seen by dozens of people, but for weeks no one knew who was the pilot or why the drone was flying in the middle of the night.

“This is my plane. It’s not a spy plane. There’s nothing to worry about," drone pilot Loyd Moon told FOX 5. "I work the graveyard shift at this restaurant, and you know, I just like flying this.”

According to the San Diego County Sheriffs Department, there is nothing on the books that makes it illegal to fly a drone, but new regulations are expected soon.

In this case, the drone in question is not equipped with a camera, so the fears of someone peeping into windows have been put to rest, but many residents fear this is just the beginning.

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