Of course everyone in the neighbourhood knows whose drone it is. Just like they knew the guy had a shotgun and shorter trigger. This was all a setup by the antigun prodrone lobby to make a
Meh. Point of seconds to minutes is police would prioritise, so if seconds are minutes then minutes are hours? Can you now prove conclusively that that was the drone that was in the area "Zoom, Enhance. Uncrop. Aha! The serial number!" ? Is "oh yeah, he owns a drone" enough to convict? What if more than one person has a drone in that city! Or maybe was a passerby, a serial droner. Any proof after the drone is all nicely stashed away? "Going by engine temp, this drone was used in the last 10 hours Jethro. I'm afraid it appears our perp is a peep".
More than enough real crimes out there, this seems to have pretty much self-resolved. Police involvement seems silly, and showing up to reclaim the drone smacks of "Officer! This is the thief that stole my cocaine".
Naturally the guy overreacted though, it's not like anyone has ever been hurt or killed by a drone. We should all let them fly overhead without concern.