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Two drunk men were arrested on a charge of possession of a loaded firearm after allegedly shooting bullets into a portable toilet, according to police in New York.
The Department of Environmental Conservation said that Lieutenant Matt Lochner and Officer John Lifrieri were on patrol in an unmarked vehicle at the Minier's Field Boat Launch in the town of Big Flats, when they observed two men who were standing outside of their parked car.
One of the men appeared to be drinking alcohol. Upon talking to the individuals, it became quite evident that both men had been drinking alcohol, and Lifrieri observed a shotgun in the back seat of their vehicle.
The officers found that it was loaded. Lochner later found spent shell casings in between the vehicle and a nearby portable toilet, and Lifrieri matched the spent casings to the live rounds in the shotgun.
Three shotgun slug holes were also spotted in the portable toilet. Both suspects admitted to shooting the "port-a-potty," and were arrested for violations of Penal Law and Possession of a Loaded Firearm in a Motor Vehicle.
The driver also had a revoked driver's license and admitted to driving to Minier's Field, resulting in him being charged with Vehicle and Traffic Law violations as well.