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Man Accuses OKC Neighbor Of Stealing Puppy

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An Oklahoma City man ended up behind bars after a neighbor accused him of swiping his Pit Bull puppy and threatening his family with a gun.

On December 28, the victims called police to the 1800 block of S. Grand. A man said he'd caught his 18-year-old neighbor, Leonard William Hill, stealing his puppy. The man said he and his children had briefly gone into their apartment to get a leash, leaving the dog outside. When they returned, the dog was gone.

The victim said a short time later, he saw Hill walking by with two other people and a child. The victim noticed Hill had something inside his coat. The victim told police he believed it was his stolen puppy, so he confronted Hill and demanded he return the dog.

Hill denied he had the dog. The police report stated the victim then reached out and pulled back Hill's coat, revealing the Pit Bull puppy.

The victim said Hill began yelling at him and his wife, saying he was in a gang and he was "gonna come back and blast" the couple. The victim said Hill also reached into his backpack and partially pulled out a gun. According to the police report, Hill didn't point it at anyone, but put the gun back in the backpack and walked away.

The victims called police. When officers questioned Hill, he claimed he thought the dog was a stray and was planning to keep it. The victims told police Hill had seen the family playing with the dog the day before.

Hill also said he never had a gun, but the victim had threatened him with a knife. Hill also claimed he couldn't understand exactly what the victim wanted because the victim was speaking broken English.

Police did not find a gun at the scene.

Hill was arrested and booked into the Oklahoma County jail on complaints of larceny and assault.


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