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Drone-mounted flamethrower roasts turkey in Connecticut woods

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Ben Hooper
A flamethrower mounted to a drone shoots off fire to roast a turkey. Hogwit/YouTube video screenshot
A flamethrower mounted to a drone shoots off fire to roast a turkey. Hogwit/YouTube video screenshot

CLINTON, Conn., Dec. 10 (UPI) -- A Connecticut teenager who made headlines for mounting a handgun to a drone unveiled his latest creation: a drone-mounted flamethrower used to cook a turkey.

Austin Haughwout posted a video to YouTube showing a drone with an attached flamethrower shooting off fire at a turkey skewered on a rod in the woods.

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"This is how to roast your holiday turkey," text on the video reads.

Detective Sgt. Joseph Flynn of the Clinton police department said the flamethrower drone -- like the earlier handgun drone -- doesn't appear to violate any laws.

"The laws have not caught up with technology," Flynn told the Hartford Courant.

David McGuire, policy and legislative director for the ACLU of Connecticut, said the video highlights the need for new laws.

"This incident, like the incident related to the gun, shows a need for comprehensive drone regulation," he said. "We are going to be doubling down our effort on passing comprehensive common-sense drone regulation."

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