WARREN — An altercation between neighbors over a puppy that peed on a lawn near Ryan and Frazho went to the next level April 14 after the dog’s owner allegedly fetched a pistol and brandished it in view of the complaining resident.
Detective Sgt. Rob Eidt of the Warren Police Department said officers were dispatched to the 25800 block of Masch at 2:14 p.m., where a 43-year-old woman said she became fearful after she could see her neighbor walking around in his garage with a 9mm pistol after an argument over his 3-month-old puppy, who reportedly urinated on her grass.
“Apparently the dog stopped to pee. The homeowner of the lawn that was peed on became upset and yelled at the dog owner to clean up the urine,” Eidt said. “So I guess there was a verbal argument that ensued over this. The dog owner then walked back to his house, went into the house and grabbed a black handgun, and was carrying it in his hand while in his garage.
“The woman who was yelling at him saw it and felt that she was fearful for her life,” Eidt said.
Officers sent to the neighborhood spoke to the resident who allegedly got his gun. The 46-year-old man was not taken into custody initially, but Eidt said the case would be reviewed by Macomb County prosecutors for possible charges.
Eidt said the suspect apparently did not approach the woman while armed with the gun, and that no further words were exchanged while he had the gun in his possession.
Brandishing a firearm in public a misdemeanor offense, punishable by up to 90 days in jail, a fine of $100, or both.
No names were released pending the conclusion of the investigation.