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Up Against the Wall: Man fights dog, dog wins

CADDIE NATHsummit daily news

A local man made things a whole lot worse for himself by picking a fight with one of the Sheriff’s Office dogs when deputies arrived at his home to investigate a domestic violence report. The guy “exhibited signs of high intoxication” when three Summit County deputies arrived with one of their dogs, Bobby. As they tried to explain why they were there, he informed them, several times that they were “government pigs” and were trespassing on his property, according to a Summit County Sheriff’s Office report. As deputies tried to question the man about the situation he repeatedly tried to go back inside his house, telling them they were “Nazis” who were trying to take away all his freedoms.The man’s wife eventually came out to speak with the deputies, saying she’d had an argument with her husband, but he hadn’t physically hurt her. She said she wasn’t afraid of him. While deputies spoke with his wife, the increasingly angry guy continued to yell that the deputies were Nazis and suggested they go read the Constitution. Apparently not getting enough of a reaction out of the human deputies, the man then began to yell at the dog, Bobby. Deputies told him several times to stay away from the dog, but when they stepped away to discuss his wife’s statement, the man lunged at the dog. He was restrained, but lunged again moments later. When the man dove for the dog a third time, Bobby decided he’d had enough of the formalities and bit the man’s right hand and torso. The man began yelling in pain and tried to pull the dog off, according to the deputies’ report. Deputies subdued the man and called for an ambulance. He refused medical treatment and was taken by patrol car to Summit Medial Center to be cleared. While there he told deputies that if they took him home, “we can forget all about this and I won’t sue you.” He also continued to call them “trespassing Nazis.” Deputies explained to the man that they had been on his property investigating a domestic violence call, and if he’d been cooperative Bobby wouldn’t have bitten him. “Yeah, good point,” he responded. Deputies booked the man at the Summit County jail and charged him with obstructing a peace officer.

A man decided to take matters into his own hands (and almost got one of them smashed in a car window) after he saw a woman taking pictures of his house from her car. Feeling his privacy had been invaded, the man got into his own car and followed the woman into Dillon where he cut her off and signaled for her to pull over, according to a report from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office. When she stopped, he approached the driver’s side window demanding that she tell him who she was and why she was taking pictures of his house. The man rested a hand on the open window, which the woman in the car began to roll up. The two disagree a bit on what happened next. The man said he explained that if his hand got caught in the window, he’d break it. The woman said he just threatened to break it. The man said the woman then threw the car in reverse, he got caught on the drivers side mirror and warned her that if she continued to back up the mirror would break off. The woman said she was trying to drive away and the man threatened to break the mirror off.A passenger in the woman’s car said the man had used “excessive vulgar language” and “aggressive body posture.” The woman said the man was yelling and cursing during the incident. The man said he had to speak in a “loud tone” because he didn’t have his hearing aids in, according to the report. The woman later told the sheriff’s office she had been hired by a company to take pictures of properties. The man was summonsed for harassment, following in a public place. SDN reporter Caddie Nath can be reached at (970) 668-4628 or at cnath@summitdaily.com.

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