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UPS accidentally sent a drone to a college kid. And he took pictures.



Seventy_Seven via Reddit

There's screwing up. Then there's REALLY screwing up.

We're guessing someone at UPS is in pretty hot water after the parcel delivery service accidentally sent a $350,000 government drone to a college student.

He took pictures, of course. And, of course, he posted them to Reddit for that sweet, sweet karma.

The redditor, Seventy_Seven, was expecting a weight-lifting bench. But he also found a mysterious package on his doorstep.

He opened it to find this inside:

(Seventy_Seven via Reddit)

"Wings?" he asked:

(Seventy_Seven via Reddit)

"I guess this controls it. Did I just get a drone in the mail?"

(Seventy_Seven via Reddit)

Yes, Seventy-Seven. Yes, you did. 

According to Vice, the drone belongs to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and is used for wildlife and environment monitoring.

NOAA spokesman David Miller confirmed to Vice that one of its drones was missing.

"We sent one of our Puma unmanned aircraft systems to Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary in Massachusetts," he said. "We sent a set of about eight boxes for this one aircraft system, and one was misdelivered by UPS."

Miller said the agency was working with UPS to resolve the issue.

Seventy-Seven, meanwhile, already reached out to both entities.

UPS actually insisted the package belonged to the student and told the Reddit user it was "up to me if I want to keep it or not."

Not satisfied, Seventy_Seven called the NOAA and explained the situation.

"After describing what happened, he seemed pretty content about it," the redditor said in an update to the original thread. "They were happy I reached out to them, and now know where their missing shipment went."

Here's video of the Puma drone in action: