A local football was almost abandoned by referees after a drone was spotted above the ground.
The device was spotted flying above the Angus derby between Arbroath and Montrose at Gayfield on Saturday.
The drone was observed to over the action on the field and other areas nearby.
Under the Air Navigation Order 2016, it is illegal to fly a drone over any stadium or open-air arena congregated by the public.
A spokesman for Police Scotland said the game, which finished 2-0 to Arbroath, was almost stopped by match officials.
He added: “Officers traced the pilot nearby and he will be reported to the procurator fiscal for the relevant offence.”
Angus Local Area Commander, Chief Inspector David McIntosh, said: “Flying drones without the appropriate training, experience or license can be hazardous, no more so than over a crowded area such as a football match or concert. A loss of power or signal to the drone can have a significant impact and cause injuries to others.
“Drones that are used at events have the appropriate license and are used in the full knowledge of the organiser and events planning team to ensure the safety of others.
“Any person using a drone irresponsibly could be arrested, but will certainly have the drone confiscated and the circumstances will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal.
“If you have a drone, or are planning to buy or use one, please make yourself familiar with the appropriate legislation, and use the equipment safely and sensibly.”