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A 29-year-old Enid man was arrested last month after residents reported dozens of shots fired across the state’s ninth largest city.

Officers said Anthony “Tony” Jackson was tied to 42 “drive-by” scenes in the north central Oklahoma community, according to

He’s accused of using a “small caliber handgun” as he cruised through Enid and fired into cars, injuring a family pet and shooting out windows in a mass vandalism spree that spanned more than five hours before Jackson was served with a “no-knock” search warrant at his home, according to Enid News & Eagle.

It started earlier that day with a call to police after a manager at Jackson’s work, Safelite AutoGlass, discovered “an AR-15 rifle, a pistol, ammunition and a bulletproof vest” in a work van, the Eagle reported.

Jackson was subsequently fired. Frantic calls to police started coming in around 5 p.m. Nov. 18.

The only injury reported was to the dog, which is expected to recover. Jackson was booked into jail on complaints of animal cruelty, use of a vehicle to facilitate intentional discharge of a firearm and reckless conduct with a firearm,” the Eagle reported. also reported the only other run-ins Jackson had with law enforcement were for traffic tickets.

Alert witnesses reported the make, model, license plate number and color of Jackson’s vehicle, and he also was caught on surveillance video, which made his capture sort of like shooting fish in a … oh, never mind.

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