Sentenced 2-4 Years
UPDATE 04/02/09: A 49-year-old man was sentenced to 2-4 years in prison for firing a crossbow after a dispute about the breed of a neighbor's dog last June. The neighbor said it was a pit bull; Carlos Lupercio said a Labrador. Lupercio went home, returned with a crossbow pistol and fired at his neighbor, just missing. Lupercio had pleaded no contest to terroristic threats and animal neglect. It's unknown what type of animal Lupercio owned.
06/23/08: Crossbow + Neighbor = Pit Bull
Lincoln, NE - In a recent stroke of insight, DogsBite.org created a new Google Alert with two keywords, "crossbow" and "neighbor." These two words in the same headline undoubtedly point to a pit bull potentially being involved. We were right; here's the first article:
"Wheel-bound Carlos Lupercio, 49, was arguing with a 25-year-old about his dog. The two were arguing about whether a dog was a Labrador retriever or a pit bull. Police said Lupercio went to his home and came back after about 20 minutes. When he returned, the 25-year-old tried to make up with Lupercio. It's then that Lupercio pulled out a crossbow pistol and fired at the man, but he missed and hit a tree. When police arrived, Lupercio still had the crossbow in his hand. He was arrested on charges of making terroristic threats, use of a weapon to commit a felony, discharge of a weapon within city limits, resisting arrest and failure to comply."
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03/16/08: Pit Bull Owner Shoots Neighbor's Puppy in Retaliation