Convicted sex offender Bill Cosby was targeted by a drone flying overhead while he was in the yard of his Pennsylvania prison last week, Cosby’s spokesman confirmed.
Andrew Wyatt, Cosby’s spokesman since he was charged, tried twice and convicted of sexual assault charges, said a drone was spotted over the prison, SCI Phoenix in Collegeville, Pa., where Cosby has been locked up since he was sentenced last year to three-to-10 years on three charges.
Amy Worden, a press secretary in the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, said the department does not discuss security matters.
“That said, the agency has installed drone detection systems as part of enhanced security measures at its prisons,” Worden said in an email to USA TODAY.
“Flying drones over prisons in Pennsylvania is against the law and the agency will work with law enforcement to prosecute perpetrators to the fullest extent of the law.”
Wyatt said he assumes it was a media drone because he’s already complained about media drones seen flying over Cosby’s home in Montgomery County, outside Philadelphia.
According to TMZ, Cosby, 81 and legally blind, was being escorted around the yard when the drone flew over and guards spotted it.
Cosby’s latest team of lawyers, who are appealing his conviction and sentence to the Pennsylvania Superior Court, did not respond to a message from USA TODAY.