New York highway worker accused of firing nail gun at coworker

nail gunA highway worker in Putnam County, New York, was arrested recently for allegedly shooting a nail gun at one of his coworkers.

No one was injured, but the accused shooter is facing menacing and reckless endangerment charges, according to the Putnam Daily Voice.

The Jan. 20 incident began after Santino Pietrosani and a fellow Putnam County Highway Department worker got into an argument over a ladder at a construction site in the county.

Pietrosani then began firing several 3-inch nails at his coworker. He never struck the man, but one of the nails nearly hit his coworker in the head.

Pietrosani has a temporary order of protection against him and could face up to one year in jail and $1,000 for each charge.