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Don't mess with my dog!
By Dick Kauffman


August 01, 2006


Ketchikan, Alaska - Almost any dog owner will tell you, don't mess with my dog or you'll unleash my unspent energy. An alleged burglar found this to be true early Tuesday morning after he allegedly broke into a residence and struck the owner's dog. The alleged burglar soon found himself physically subdued by the owner, bound with an electrical cord and turned over to law enforcement officers.

Lieutenant Alan Bengaard of the Ketchikan Police Department, said officers arrested twenty-four year old Michael L. Simpson Jr. for Burglary in the First Degree, Assault in the Fourth Degree, Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree, and Resisting Arrest.

Lt. Bengaard said the charges against Simpson stem from a request for officers at 2:35 a.m. Tuesday to a residence on Brown Way located in the downtown area of Ketchikan between Creek Street and Tatsuda's Market.

The owner of the residence, whose name was not released, reported to the officers that Simpson broke into his home and struck his dog with a piece of steel plate. Lt. Bengaard said the owner of the residence physically subdued Simpson and bound him with an electrical cord prior to the officers arrival.




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