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This Net-Wielding Tokyo Police Drone Will Capture And Shame Other Drones

Behold the Spider-Man of drones.

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Exhibit A

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Drones have landed on the White House lawn. They've imperiled natural resources. They are getting too damn close to, you know, real planes.

The Tokyo police department, though, wants everyone to know they have a simple and elegant solution. According to the Asahi Shimbum, authorities will deploy this net-wielding drone to corral rogue drones flying around critical sites at the Capitol.


"Terrorist attacks using drones carrying explosives are a possibility," a senior member of the police department told the newspaper. "We hope to defend the nation's functions with the worst-case scenario in mind."

Here's the full video of this crime fighter in action:

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Now if the Tokyo police could only figure out a solution to hoverboards.

Tom Namako is the deputy news director for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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