Man who flew weaponized drones convicted of assaulting cops

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A Connecticut man whose online videos of drones firing guns and shooting flames have been viewed millions of times has been convicted of unrelated charges of assaulting and interfering with police.

A Middletown Superior Court jury convicted Austin Haughwout, of Clinton, on Tuesday. Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 15.

Haughwout denied allegations he assaulted two Clinton officers in 2015 and said police harassed him because of his videos.

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He made headlines in 2014 when he posted a video of himself being assaulted by a woman upset he was flying a drone at a state beach.

He posted the weaponized drone videos a year later. Federal authorities investigated but never filed charges.

Haughwout is facing another trial on charges of enticing minors and child pornography possession, which he denies.

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