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Friday, September 16, 2011 - 10:01am

Camera lens dropped by passing plane punches hole through woman's roof.

Police in Petaluma, California are investigating an unusual camera caper.

It all started a few weeks ago when a camera fell from a plane and smashed a hole through a home's roof.

Homeowner Debbie Payne says she heard a very loud noise at her home on Friday September 2.

It was loud enough for her neighbors to come over and see if everything was all right.

Payne reported that it was her neighbor who noticed a broken Canon camera lens on the ground.

The camera broke through the homes roof, causing thousands of dollars in damage.

Petaluma police are now trying to track down the camera's own through a serial number for the lens.

They are also asking questions folks at the Petaluma Airport and the FAA to see if it could have dropped from a plane, and if so which one.

Payne is out her $1,000 insurance deductible, but is grateful that the two pound camera did cause any injuries.

The house is just a couple hundred feet from an elementary school.
 

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