Man arrested after shooting and killing a dog that took his golf ball

Police in Puerto Rico arrest a man accused of shooting and killing a dog that had stolen his golf ball...

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Mon, 10 May 2021
Man arrested in Puerto Rico after shooting a dog that took his golf ball

A man has been arrested today after allegedly shooting a dog that had run away with his golf ball on a golf course in Puerto Rico on Saturday. 

Authorities have identified the man as Salil Zaveri and said the shooting occurred at Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Resort in the north coastal town of Río Grande. Police said he used a 9mm gun to shoot the dog several times.

According to police statements, Zaveri shot the dog twice when it ran onto the golf course and took a golf ball into its mouth to play with it.

Zaveri reportedly struck the golf ball to the next hole after shooting the dog, and then allegedly shot the dog a third time. 

The news first broke on Twitter by CBS News correspondent David Begnaud, who tweeted the following: 







Zaveri was released on $60,000 bond but his passport and driver’s license have been seized. He did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Zaveri is a sales and marketing consultant and the CEO of Zaveri Consulting, LLC.