Dem Candidate Attacked In “Dildo Drone” Incident

The New York Daily News reports:

A mayoral hopeful in Albuquerque was punched at a campaign event by a man who was also accused of flying a drone adorned with a dildo around the candidate while he was on stage.

It’s the second time the “Dongcopter” — complete with its own Twitter account — has harassed a New Mexico politician in recent days. Bernalillo County Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III, who was not injured, brushed off the brazen Tuesday night stunt as the work of “political operatives,” according to The Albuquerque Journal.

The incident, which was partially captured on video, happened as about 70 people gathered to hear the Democrat speak at the Revel Entertainment Center, the paper said.

The Daily Beast reports:

Video shows the dildo jiggling around Gonazles’ head when a woman in the audience asks: “Is that a dong on a drone?” A man, identified by the Journal as the venue’s owner, then attempts to grab it from the sky before getting into a scuffle with another man who tries to get it back.

Deputies later identified him 20-year-old Kaelan Ashby Dreyer, and said he was “swinging his balled up fist at Manuel Gonzales III,” yelling “He’s a tyrant!” and at one point managed to strike the mayoral candidate. Dreyer was booked into jail later that night on misdemeanor charges of battery and obstructing an officer.