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20-year-old Lorenzo Reyes filmed an illegal street racing event on August 5th at Airpark Center East with a drone when police spoke to him. Police noted that Lorenzo was operating the drone in a closed air space due to its proximity to BNA Nashville Airport. The BNA tower said this was dangerous and said they did not pick up the drone on any of their radars. The officer also stated that he attempted to stop several vehicles, but they left at high rates of speed. Many of those said vehicles had no tags displayed or any other identifiable marks. The officer determined that the illegal street racing would continue due to seeing social media posts displaying vehicles engaging in reckless street racing at another location in Davidson County. Inside Lorenzo’s car, police found his drone, which he said was just a hobby, and two containers of marijuana.
Lorenzo Reyes of Hoods Branch Rd in Springfield, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on August 5th, charged with riot and aggravated criminal trespass. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $3,000, and the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office gave him pre-trial release from their facility.