By Ryan Mooney
Police responded to the Leslie’s Retreat Dog Park next to the North River at about 3:30 Saturday afternoon on a report of a female party being threatened by two males.
The victim stated to police that she was with her dog at the park when she observed the two males – brothers who are known to her – entering with their two pitbulls, according to patrolman DeeJay Gagnon’s report in the police log for Saturday.
The victim, states the report, decided to leave when she saw the two brothers, as she is uncomfortable around the pair and their dogs. The woman told police that as she was exiting one of the brothers was entering, and she pushed his dog out of her way. At this point, according to the report, the male yelled an expletive at her and stated “that he would knock her out.”
The male party admitted to the officer that he had a confrontation with the woman, but denied making any threats toward her.
Neither brother could produce dog tags or park passes for either dog, but Gagnon reported that neither dog appeared to be causing any trouble.
“Neither dog appeared to be bothering other dogs, and neither appeared to be overly aggressive,” the report reads.
A third party witness gave police a similar account of the confrontation. The witness stated that the woman grabbed the man’s dog, at which point he yelled an expletive at her. He told police that the woman got in the man’s face and yelled at him in regards to not being allowed at the park, at which point the man stated that “he would knock [her] out if she did not get out of his face.”
“It should be noted that the dogs were not used as a threat towards anyone in the park,” Gagnon’s report states.
The witness further stated that he is not familiar with the brothers, but that he has heard a lot of frequent park visitors express a feeling of intimidation around the pair and their dogs.
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