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Drone Buzzes President Barack Obama's Motorcade in Hawaii

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A recreational drone got a little too close to President Barack Obama for the Secret Service's comfort on Monday.

Obama — who is in Hawaii with his family — had wrapped up a golf outing and was heading back to his vacation home when a drone briefly flew alongside his motorcade.

The Secret Service quickly intervened and said the pilot of the small, quadcopter-style drone was "completely unaware" that Obama's motorcade would be traveling through the area on Oahu.

The man "immediately complied with law enforcement requests to cease and desist," the statement added. No charges were filed and the motorcade did not stop or slow down because of the incident.

Obama is in Hawaii on vacation with First Lady Michelle Obama and their two teenage daughters, Sasha and Malia.

Image: A man with a drone stands and watches as a motorcade with U.S. President Barack Obama passes
The man suspected of unwittingly flying a drone near the motorcade of President Barack Obama stands at the side of the road in Kailua, Oahu, on Monday.BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / AFP - Getty Images

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