Puerto Rico police confirmed that a man has been arrested after being accused of shooting and killing a dog that stole his ball on a golf course.
The man, identified as Salil Zaveri, was said to have used a 9mm gun to shoot the dog several times.
Zaveri told Daily News he shot the dog in self defence, claiming the golf ball taken was actually his friend’s and the dog chased him and tried to get in his cart.
“I took the first shot when the dog was less than 10 feet away and the dog rolled over but may have died slowly so I got out of the cart and took two more shots out of mercy,” Zaveri said.
The incident took place on Saturday at the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Resort in the north coastal town of Río Grande.
He was released on $60,000 bond but his passport and driver’s license have been seized.
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