Escalon police: Man arrested after firing gun to stop neighbor’s dog from attacking his duck

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ESCALON, Calif. (KTXL) — A man is behind bars for firing his gun into the air Monday morning after he said a neighbor’s dog attacked his duck, according to Escalon police.

Police officials say they responded to gunfire on Main Street near Franklin Street at around 9:15 a.m.

Investigators say Clinton Wilson was arguing with his neighbor about the neighbor’s dog attacking his duck.

Wilson said that he saw his neighbor’s dog jumping over a fence and back onto the neighbor’s property. His pet duck appeared to be injured and unable to walk, he said.

Police say Wilson allegedly fired one shot from his .38 caliber pistol in the air to scare the dog, then began yelling at the neighbor. Neighbors called the police in response.

The duck suffered a leg injury and the dog was returned to its owner uninjured, according to officials.

Police officials say Wilson was arrested for reckless endangerment and his gun was confiscated.

Police added that the dog was taken by Animal Control, which verified that the dog was unlicensed and running at large. The owner of the dog was then cited for the infractions.

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