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drones-faa1As if you needed another reason to avoid TGI Friday’s, a mistletoe-toting drone hit a photographer at an event in Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn last week.

According to the Courier Life’s Brooklyn Daily: “One of them flew out of control and clipped Courier photographer Georgine Benvenuto in the nose with one of its spinning, uncovered blades. ‘It literally chipped off a tip of my nose,’ said Benvenuto, using tissues to stanch the blood. ‘It took off part of my nose and cut me here, right under my chin.’ ”

The drone-meets-burger-joint stunt was part of TGI Friday’s “Mobile Mistletoe” event on Dec. 4. While the photographer says the drone operator should have had better control of the thing, she blames the Courier reporter who flinched when the drone attempted to land on her hand, sending it into her accompanying photog’s face.

Which really begs the question: Where are your priorities if you’re covering this on a Thursday night in Brooklyn?

According to the report, a company spokeswoman said that previous events had “incurred no casualties and dismissed concerns about further injuries.”

As Stephen Colbert says, “What a fantastic idea this is. The only thing missing from your boozy night out was four whirling blades steered by a 16-year-old busboy.”


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