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Helicopter pilot apologizes for Sunday's shooting disturbance in Charlestown

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Joseph Krapf



The pilot from the helicopter that was shooting rifles at a car in a field in Charlestown this past Sunday apologizes.

Dean F. Scalera said he "apologized up and down" and that it will not happen again.

Police were notified on Sunday that there was a helicopter shooting rifles and semi-automatic pistols.

The men in the helicopter were flying low above a semi-rural area and firing their guns on a junk car.

Charlestown Police Sgt. Philip B. Gingerella Sr. spoke with Scalera with regards to why he and his friends thought it would be smart to shoot their weapons in a populated area.

Scalera replied that he believed that because the helicopter was flying low that it would be safe and knows of pilots in other places, such as Texas, that have done the same thing.              

Gingerella replied, "This is Rhode Island, not Texas.''      


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