Medford Resident Allegedly Shoots Neighbor’s Dog With BB Gun
June 4, 2013
Martin Frey, 54, charged with animal cruelty and weapons charges
(Long Island, NY) A Medford resident is accused of firing his BB rifle at a neighbor’s dog, according to the Suffolk County Police Department.
Police responded to a 911 call Sunday evening at approximately 7 p.m. when a Lincoln Road resident Dorian Mancuso complained that his neighbor had shot his two year-old pet German Shepard in the nose with a BB rifle while he entertained friends in his backyard on Sunday, cops said.
Officers discovered the dog with a BB pellet lodged in its nose and bleeding when they arrived at the scene.
Mancuso’s neighbor, Martin Frey, 54, was charged with animal cruelty and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon after he was also found to possess a gravity knife, a weapon that is illegal in New York State, cops said.
Gravity knives have a blade contained in its handle, and which opens its blade by the force of inertia or gravity, allowing its user to open it one-handed.
The dog had surgery on Monday to have the pellet removed from its nose. The reason Frey allegedly opened fire on the animal is currently not known.
Frey was arraigned on Monday at First District Court in Central Islip, pleading not guilty to the charges against him.
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