Argument over dog feces spurs gun arrest in Los Osos
June 17, 2014
San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Los Osos resident Monday for firing a shotgun into the ground after arguing with a passerby over dog feces.
Shortly before 7:30 a.m., a man was walking with his girlfriend in the 1100 block of Santa Ynez Avenue in Los Osos, according to a sheriff’s office release. The man noticed a sign outside a house warning not to leave dog feces in the garbage container. He then looked inside the garbage container, which prompted the owner of the house to come outside.
A verbal argument ensued, and the owner, Christopher Patrick Dierks, returned inside the house. Dierks, 67, then came back out with a 12 gauge shotgun and fired a single shot into the ground about 10 feet away from the couple
Deputies arrested Dierks for assault with a deadly weapon and also charged him with negligent discharge of a firearm and brandishing a firearm. They booked him in San Luis Obispo County Jail on $50,000 bail.
No injuries occurred as a result of the dispute.