Well, it is an old topic, but there are new events.
But first the event mentioned above.
Everyone on the beach is in a public place, there is NO expectation of privacy. Everyone down to a 5 yo kid has a cell phone that will take better, closer, pictures. As far as safety, the beach had very few people on it so the risk of hitting someone if the quad came down was small. It is ALL about risk management. Had that been Jones Beach on Labor Day weekend, I would say NO GO.
Now as far as this kids character? I am not 100% sure he is completely 'innocent' in the events above. No, I don't think he broke any laws, but this is the same kid that mounted a loaded handgun to a quad, and then up loaded the video to Youtube. I am not sure if the authorities charged him with anything, but it does show he has a tendency to push the limits. He was also arrested on unrelated charges.
Now back to the quad and beach incident. Again, I don’t think he broke any laws, and was unjustly attacked by that woman, but I have to question whether he was just innocently flying around for aerial views, or was he there to "Stir the Pot" a little?