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Long Island Man Arrested for Allegedly Shooting at Pet-Rescue Drone

A Long Island man was arrested Saturday after he allegedly opened fire on a drone that was being used to find a lost dog Saturday. Police in Suffolk County, N.Y. arrested Gerard Chasteen, 26, after he allegedly fired three shots at a drone deployed by Missing Angels-Long Island, an organization that searches for wayward pets, NBC New York reports. Missing Angels-Long Island was using a Mavic 2 Zoom drone about 4:45 p.m. when it suddenly stopped working. Members tracked their drone to a street in St. James, N.Y. A police investigation determined that Chasteen, a resident of St. James, fired at the device from his yard, and cops removed several shotguns from his residence, per NBC New York. Chasteen, who faces third-degree criminal mischief and prohibited use of a weapon charges, was ticketed and must appear in court, the news channel notes.