• Drone searching for missing dog is shot out of sky by New York man, pol

    From Rob Woodward@21:1/5 to All on Sun Feb 24 18:17:11 2019
    XPost: li.politics, sac.politics, alt.fan.rush-limbaugh
    XPost: talk.politics.guns

    A drone being used to help search for a missing dog ended up getting
    shot out of the sky by a man on New York's Long Island on Saturday,
    police said.

    The Suffolk County Police Department said in a news release Sunday
    that 26-year-old Gerard Chasteen is facing charges of third-degree
    criminal mischief and prohibited use of a weapon after firing at the
    drone from his yard.

    The incident took place around 4:45 p.m. after members of Missing
    Angels-Long Island, an organization that searches for missing pets,
    were using a Mavic 2 Zoom drone to search for a missing dog.

    The volunteer members lost contact with the drone, whicht retails over
    $1,300, and GPS placed it above Chasteen's home in Saint James,
    according to police.

    Investigators determined the 26-year-old fired three shotgun shells
    into the air that struck the drone.

    "Multiple shotguns were confiscated from the residence," police said.

    Chasteen was issued a ticket to appear in court at a later date.


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