Palatine man kills neighbor’s dog, thought it was coyote

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A man from Palatine set a trap to lure coyotes onto his property, but wound up shooting his neighbor’s dog instead.

Piotr Holy, 40, is facing several charges including aggravated cruelty to an animal.

Holy set an elaborate trap using a deer carcass with motion sensors and an alarm to trap coyotes.

Police say a neighbor’s German shepherd set off the alarm and Holy shot it with a 22-caliber rifle.

The dog’s owner rushed it to the hospital, but the dog died during surgery.

Holy is due back in court March 7.