The drones, which were allegedly operated by Remy Castro and Wilkins Mendoza, came within 800 feet of the police chopper.
NYPD pilots operating an Aviation Unit helicopter "observed flying object[s] at 2,000 feet in vicinity of the George Washington Bridge, then circling heading toward the helicopter," according to a police report. "The officers were forced to change their course to avoid a collision."
"It's just a toy," Castro reportedly said during his arraignment at Manhattan Criminal Court. "The copter came to us."
The drones, which reportedly cost as much as $1,400, were confiscated.
"This vehicle can't go above 300 feet," said Castro and Wilkins' attorney, Michael Kushner. "They did nothing more than fly a kite."