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Drone search for missing dog is a shot from the air by New York man, police say

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A drone is 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 the 26-year-old Gerard Chasteen is faced with the cost of third-degree criminal mischief and prohibited use of a weapon after the shooting at the drone from his yard.

The incident took place around 4:45 pm after the members of the Absence of Angels-Long Island, an organization that searches for missing pets, have been using a Mavic 2 Zoom drone to find a missing dog.

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The volunteer members lost contact with the drone, whicht sell more than $1,300, and GPS placed above Chasteen home in Saint James, police said.

A man shot a drone out of the sky on New York’s Long Island on Saturday, officials said.
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The researchers determined the 26-year-old fired three shotgun shells in the air to hit the drone.

“Several guns were seized from the residence,” police said.

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

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