A student at Tsinghua had his grand plans for a romantic marriage proposal ruined by an irate security guard, unhappy at him operating a drone on campus in violation of university regulations.
The Casanova in question, surnamed Liu, is a student of the Chinese Academy of Sciences University. Accompanied by his schoolmate, he attempted to propose to the girl of his dreams on Friday outside the East entrance of Tsinghua University.
“He attached a ring underneath the drone and flew it towards the girl,” a witness said. As the crowds were cheering for the couple, a school security guard watching took objection to the drone and intercepted it.
The guard warned the boys that drones were forbidden on campus, but they insisted that flying the drone was harmless and soon both parties got into an argument.
As Liu and the guard tried to fight for the drone, it crashed into the ground with a force so strong it split the battery in two.
The guard, who ignored Liu’s request for compensation, was supported by management at Tsinghua who said that it is a legal requirement to first file a report before flying a drone on campus.
An aviation expert pointed out that drones are allowed in non-air traffic control areas without a report, however he advised students to respect the school’s regulations.
By Joyce Ng
[Images via Oriental Daily]