police to deploy spy drones in texas

police to deploy spy drones in texasfrom danger room: An attempt by police in Texas to hold a secret test of spy drones was foiled by a local TV station, which tracked the unmanned aerial vehicles, forcing law enforcement officials to disclose some of their plans...

The best part of this story is that - in true spy vs. spy tradition - the local news station flew their own helicopter in pursuit of the unmanned aicraft.

"I wasn't ready to publicize this," Executive Assistant Police Chief Martha Montalvo told Local 2.

What would law enforcement use these drones for? Homeland security, catching criminals, and covert surveillance are all possibilities. It also turns out that speeding tickets could be high on the list...

video: local 2 captures secret hpd test on tape